1st Minute App part of CTIA Super Mobility StartUp Lab

PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

LanguageMAPS, and its flagship product 1st Minute, was one of 29 seed and growth-stage companies participating in the 2016 CTIA StartUp Lab.

The CTIA StartUp Lab connects wireless-focused companies with mobile industry leaders and corporate and venture capital investors. Worldwide accelerator programs and CTIA member companies nominated CTIA StartUp Lab’s 2016 participating companies, which represent 14 states and 4 countries. Finalists fast pitched their products and services on CTIA Super Mobility’s show floor Sept. 7-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We’re grateful to be showing 1st Minute App at CTIA StartUp Lab. As a finalist in the Wireless category, we’re proud to represent a new era of public safety software solutions so that first responders and travelers can have access to technology with life-saving capability.” ~ Lance Manning, CEO of LanguageMAPS

About LanguageMAPS, Inc.:

LanguageMAPS is a translation company that overcomes the real-time language barrier through the simplicity of checklist-based mobile apps. Our flagship product, the 1st Minute App simplifies communication between first responders, those experiencing medical emergencies, and those who want to be prepared in case they have one. Our App allows them to immediately communicate their medical history and symptoms to paramedics, ERs, and pharmacies in foreign countries. Next generation 9-1-1 and FirstNet broadband technology will provide data-rich communications capability giving on-scene personnel the ability to collect, analyze, and use relevant data. Our technology links language translation to an evolving ecosystem including public safety answering points, patient care records, and over the phone interpreters.

About CTIA Super Mobility 2016
CTIA Super Mobility 2016™ (CTIASuperMobility2016.com) is the largest mobile event in America and the only B2B marketplace dedicated to demonstrating products and strategies for smart cities, mobile-first enterprises and connected consumers around the globe. For three days, more than 30,000 technology and business professionals, 1,000 exhibiting companies and dozens of collocated partner organizations gather to discover next-generation technologies, people and ideas transforming everything wireless. Powered by CTIA for 30+ years, this award-winning trade show advances the association’s commitment to foster wireless innovation and enable connected life. CTIA Super Mobility 2016 took place September 7-9, 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

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LanguageMAPS partners for FirstNet event

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On May 3rd, LanguageMAPS participated in the FirstNet Colorado event with their software partner, Hitech Systems.

Here is their press release.

Led by the FirstNet Coordinator in the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, the event featured over 20 companies demonstrating public safety technologies which ranged from network solutions to mobile applications. 200 Emergency communications officials and first responder leaders attended the event and tested technologies designed to improve communication and coordination that occur during real-life emergency responses.

Below are some guiding principles from a descriptive whitepaper authored by FirstNet Colorado Leader, Ed Mills.

  • “It is imperative that the power of mobile broadband technology be harnessed to help first responders coordinate and communicate.”
  • “… The most important development … will be the power of information technology developed by techies and placed in the hands of responders with a user interface that is simple, yet robust.”
  • “Responders seek …. the ability to collect, analyze, and use data.”
  • “FirstNet needs to hear from local responders who know the communications challenges.”

We appreciate his team’s invitation for us to participate and inform industry leaders about the  mission of the 1st Minute App – “To communicate relevant data from non-English speakers to responders  during emergencies through an easy-to-use and read interface.”

We look forward to participating in upcoming FirstNet training events around the nation.

 

Hospitals Are Using Technology to Solve Language Translation Problems

This news report from ABC in Dallas, TX shows how on-demand video interpreters remove language barriers in hospitals.

Hospital staff in emergency departments say that seconds count and they don’t want that precious time to be lost in translation. At this hospital, 25-30 patients a day arrive that are non-English speakers. The problem of understanding them and providing adequate care is on the rise. This large number also means that some of them were brought there via ambulance and paramedics also had to struggle with the language barrier. Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 1.12.09 PM

First responders and medical personnel want to be the best advocates for their patients. With the technology they use now it takes a minute to get a translator via laptops or iPad. The hospital being featured has helped more than 1000 patients. The say that American Sign Language and Burmese are on the rise for the Dallas-Fort Worth region. How many languages are available through this service? 17 on video. 177 via phone.