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
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How long does it take for paramedics to arrive in a life-threatening emergency?
The goal is 6 minutes. But, that may not be fast enough. How can someone receive care sooner?
There’s an app for that! This article from the Journal of Emergency Medical Services explains how a new program is testing this out. Continue reading
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
Mobile apps hold great potential for public safety and can improve the efficiency of first responders. With mobile technology today, we are able to exchange content-rich information, gather intelligence, share resources, and maintain situational awareness like never before – all which can significantly improve incident response and outcomes. Continue reading
The last thing you want to happen while on vacation or traveling is to get ill. But it happens. New apps and services offer travelers options when they get sick away from home. Continue reading
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
Recently, we received this story from a 20-something exchange student from Iran studying in the United States.
He shares this language barrier experience in present-tense coming straight from an email he sent to friends immediately after this occurred.
“Tonight as I was driving back home, I saw that a car was hit by another car and there was a lady lying on the ground. Blood had covered her face and she was surrounded by two other guys. One of them was holding her head in his hands. Continue reading
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
Over the past two days amidst the lights of Las Vegas, the 2015 EMS World Expo has attracted Medical First Responders from around the world. The keynote speakers and attendees are talking about and looking for trends, policies, and news that affect their profession no matter how hopeful or burdensome. Continue reading