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This application displays the message, "HELP I AM CHOKING" along with an audio version of same. The "CHOKING" text alternates between a white and a red background. A button switches to a simple exhibition of the Heimlich maneuver.

If you have ever been choking and had trouble getting the attention of your companions with the usual grab-at-neck gesture, then this app may be worth a try.

** Note that this is for novelty use only! **

What's New

Version 1.1.1

Fixed a typo on one of the heimlich screens.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

How rediculous is this...?!


When my trachea gets restricted by a food bolus or such like, my first autonomous reaction is to stand up, put my hand to my throat and repeatedly cough to dislodge said obstruction. If people can't identify that something is wrong, then I can only assume that the people in my company are either dead or stupid. I really do not believe that the instinctive behaviour would be to get your phone out your pocket (finding which pocket first) calmly unlocking it, finding the app from the many on your iPhone then waving it around to get people's attention, nor do I believe that the people present will read it and then tap the tiny button that says 'I can help' and follow its instructions. I'd like to think that they would already be out their seat helping you instead of waching your purple face hurridly look for your iPhone. Infact, this app could endanger life. There are times that people are prone to choking, dysphagia for instance following a stroke, but those people would have a special diet (and most probably be of the older generation and not have an iPhone/itouch) but for the average person this app would be as useful as a 'what to do after nuclear fallout app' or 'you cut a major blood vessel shaving and you need to stem the bleeding within 3 minutes of you'll lose consciouness and die' app'. How rediculous.

It's a joke, not a serious app.

Matthew Caris

And it's extremely funny, so 5 stars!


Thought Shaping LLC
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Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.