A new defibrillator app for smartphones will help to boost safety levels in public areas of the City of Graz. In a first step, busy areas in the city were provided with publicly accessible defibrillators. The timely use of these devices means ...Read more
A new defibrillator app for smartphones will help to boost safety levels in public areas of the City of Graz.
In a first step, busy areas in the city were provided with publicly accessible defibrillators. The timely use of these devices means that normal cardiac activity can be restored with a small dose of electrical energy should anyone experience an unexpected heart malfunction when they are out and about in such places. A corresponding list of sites with available defibrillators has been set up on the City of Graz’s safety management website.
In a highly important second step, this data can now be accessed by smartphone users. A defibrillator app has been developed so that more people can respond to cardiac emergencies.
The City of Graz’s defibrillator app has a number of advantages:
- A simple touch of an icon enables users to access vital information in an instant. – Content can still be retrieved even if the smartphone is offline.
The City of Graz’s defibrillator app has the following features:
– The Map View feature displays an overview of all defibrillator sites as well as those in the immediate vicinity of the user. – The List View feature indicates distances to the defibrillator sites. A detailed view is displayed once a particular site has been selected. – The Detailed View feature contains the precise address and access times. – The app provides instructions for administering first aid. – The Emergency Call View feature consists of an emergency call button which displays the current position of the user in the form of an address. It also contains buttons which automatically call the ambulance service.
Remember, the timely use of a defibrillator can save lives!
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UPDATED ON: Mar 26, 2015
INSTALLATIONS: 1,000 - 5,000
LATEST VERSION: 1.4
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 4.0.3 and up
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
precise (GPS) location
Access precise location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
approximate (network-based) location
Access location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
directly call phone numbers
Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.