Cool, New 911 App to Be Unveiled Next Week

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University of North Texas engineering professors are developing software that will “provide vital information on 911 calls through smartphones and help first responders better do their jobs,” according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The app is called Life Guard, and it’s being developed at the university with support from National Science Foundation grants of about $1.1 million. It is designed to give on-the-spot information to emergency operators so lifesaving decisions can be made, Ram Dantu, a professor at UNT’s College of Engineering told the Star-Telegram. “The app will measure various vital signs and transmit to the operator,” Dantu said.

The app offers text-to-speech technology and remote control of smartphone cameras so an operator can view an emergency scene. It also provides breathing and vital sign monitors and a CPR monitor so a dispatcher can accurately coach callers who are aiding those in need.

Read more about it here.

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