Smartphones Help During Medical Emergencies

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Today nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, and 19% of Americans rely to some degree on a smartphone for accessing online services and information and for staying connected to the world around them, according to Pew Research Center.

Smartphones are increasingly used as an effective means to deliver emergency alerts issued by state and federal agencies, and can serve as lifelines during major disasters. Smartphones can also help save lives during a medical emergency. Continue reading

1st Minute App Partners with Sonim Technologies

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1st Minute App has partnered with Sonim Technologies, allowing us to test our app on Sonim devices for EMTs during a multi-vehicle collision simulation.  We also plan to discuss further beta tests.

Sonim is the provider of the world’s most rugged, water-submersible mobile phones designed specifically for workers in demanding and hazardous environments. Continue reading

Trends in Emergency Medicine & Mobile Health

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In recent years, thousands of new medical and health applications have become available to consumers.  Innovation in mobile health is now trending to improve emergency medicine.

“Mobile health technology will play an even larger role in healthcare in 2016, leading to better point-of-care decision making and improved patient outcomes,” says Lance Manning, CEO of LanguageMAPS.

Manning will serve as guest speaker at the upcoming Health 2.0 Dallas meetup event, Trends in Emergency Medicine and Mobile Health. He will share the latest in emergency medicine and mobile health trends. Continue reading

First Responders Test Language Translation App

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In August, LanguageMAPS attended the APCO 2015 event in Washington DC.  We provided live demos of 1st Minute App in the show’s App Island and made several connections with national Fire and EMS leaders while at the event.

A particular group expressed interest in testing 1st Minute App and downloaded the Android version for use at their local fire department.  Since then, many cities have expressed interest in using 1st Minute App to be prepared for EMS interactions with their non-English speaking populations.  Continue reading