By PulsePoint Foundation
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PulsePoint empowers individuals, within covered communities, with the ability to provide life-saving assistance to victims of cardiac arrest. Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the medical emergency is in a public place, the application uses sophisticated location-based services to alert trained citizens in the immediate vicinity of the need for CPR. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
PulsePoint currently provides coverage for hundreds of cities and communities, with many more on the way.
The PulsePoint app is a virtual window into these 911 communication centers and provides real-time access to emergency activity as it is occurring. Users can view incidents - including the current response status of dispatched units - and instantly pinpoint the location on an interactive map. Curious as to where that fire engine or ambulance that just passed is headed? Is there an accident up ahead causing this traffic tie-up? Just tap the application to quickly find the incident location or plan an alternate route.
Additionally, users can choose to receive incident notifications when they are dispatched and listen in on live emergency radio traffic via this modern version of the traditional fire scanner. A photo gallery of significant events along with other agency images and information can also be easily accessed.
Would you like to see PulsePoint supported in your community? All that is required on the local level is the initiative to get started. Bring PulsePoint to the attention of your local fire department, city council, or emergency response agency and tell them you would like them to see PulsePoint helping to save lives in your community.
Original development of the PulsePoint app was the result of a successful partnership between the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (CA) and the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University in 2009. In 2011 the PulsePoint Foundation was formed “to share its life saving potential.” Today all engineering is provided by skilled volunteers from Workday, Inc.
For more information, visit our web site at www.pulsepoint.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Configuration of this app includes the capability for continuous GPS monitoring. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 3.12
• Usability improvements
I'd suggest changing the colors for responding and on scene units to colors not so close it's very hard to tell them apart on phone. I'd also suggest a notification setting for this app so I can change it specifically volume or something for night time when asleep. Or having a setting to only receive notifications of calls with a radius of my location ( meaning I'd like to respond to a neighbors call but not get woken up for calls in the whole covered area) the scanner part of this app is only giving me dispatch traffic and no responding units traffic or updates either. Overall a good app. (Spokane valley/ Spokane area Fds)
Great app, better notifications
In regards to FF Mo. You are legally not allowed to know the exact unit number for HIPPA (The act to ensure that your medical information is discrete and confidential). Having an exact address would therefore result in a violation and could put the founders of the app or areas that are setup with this app to be fined very large amounts of money.
As for what I would like to see, Perhaps we could get notifications for the medical aids and have the ability to change the tone that we get when a call may come in.
A Wonderful Idea - Get the Word Out!
I saw the TED Talks information regarding this App. I anxiously downloaded it only to tind none of my local agencies (including the department from which I recently retired) was not on this list.
I will continue to keep the App in hopes the closeed-minded dinosaurs decide to look at this as another tool to assist in saving lives.
Thanks for such a great idea.
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Nov 15, 2014
- Version: 3.12
- Size: 15.4 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: PulsePoint Foundation
- © 2015 PulsePoint Foundation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.