Media Advisory 13-010
NSF to Hold Virtual Media Briefing on Next-Generation Emergency Response Technology
At June 11 briefing, researchers will preview, demonstrate and discuss smart phone apps to be unveiled at a major 911 conference
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A smarter response to 911 calls is a life-saver for first responders.
A caller can place his or her smart phone on a victim's torso and the emergency operator can view the victim's breaths per minute, gauging whether or not the caller should start CPR.
Credit: Logan Widick, University of North Texas
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The victim himself, if physically able, can transmit vital-sign information to emergency responders.
Credit: Logan Widick