“The concept of ShowMeQR evolved from working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over the past several years,” said Gordon Harris, CEO of Gus Communication Devices Inc.
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Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014
Gus Communication Devices Inc., a leader in the field of assistive technology software for more than 22 years, today announced the release of their ShowMeQR series – two new apps that will change the lives of millions of people by helping them to perform tasks and live or work more independently. Compatible with Android and Apple devices, ShowMeQR assists the user with the understanding and completion of any task at home, work, school or in public. ShowMeQR can be used by anyone needing object or location-based training or support. Tasks can be as simple as “Tying shoelaces” or as complicated as solving mathematical linear equations. ShowMeQR is comprised of two separate apps, the “ShowMeQR Manager” and the “ShowMeQR Scanner”.
The Manager app is used to create custom proprietary printable ShowMeQR codes, by combining user-created video and/or text instructions. Codes can be configured as “private” or “public”. The printed proprietary QR codes can be placed on (or near) objects. ShowMeQR scannable codes are not the same as common QR web marketing codes. The Manager app is used by the parent, teacher, healthcare provider or employer to create ShowMeQR print scannable codes containing video and text instructions to assist a person in completing specific tasks or jobs. Content created with the Manager app is stored on cloud servers and can be viewed with or without an Internet connection.
The Scanner app is used to scan and view the video and text hidden within the proprietary ShowMeQR codes. Its simple interface features only three large buttons – Scan, View, Help. An Internet connection is not needed to use the Scanner app during the school or work day, but it is required to download daily task updates or access LIVE phone or video support. The content (video and text) revealed by scanning a ShowMeQR code is used to provide step-by-step instructions to the user - a child, student, customer, employee – or anyone requiring assistance in completing a task. If the user requires further assistance, they simply press the “Help” button that summons LIVE video and/or telephone support.
“The concept of ShowMeQR evolved from working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over the past several years,” said Gordon Harris, CEO of Gus Communication Devices Inc. “In 2012 we received a request from the VA to consider developing a ‘task-based app’ to assist veterans suffering from cognitive disorders as a result of injuries from improvised explosive devices. Our goal was to provide these veterans with an app that would aid them in completing all daily tasks and let them live as independently as possible. The result was ShowMeQR – and in addition to veterans – we have found it to be invaluable to parents, teachers, employers, caregivers, government agencies, as well as those in the healthcare fields such as occupational therapists and vocational rehabilitation. This app is like a personal assistant - allowing the user to feel independent, capable and satisfied with the successful completion of any task,” concluded Harris.
ShowMeQR’s Scanner app is $2.99 and the Manager app is $9.99 per year. During the introductory period, the apps are being discounted to $.99 and $2.99, respectively. Visit http://www.ShowMeQR.com for more information.
Ria Romano, Partner
RPR Public Relations, Inc.