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Many of us received basic lifesaving instruction in grade school, or during our tours of duty with the Boy or Girl Scouts. And then we forgot all of it. What are the chances you’ll actually be next to someone when they’re having a heart attack? Not super-high. But what are the chances you’d be somewhere in the vicinity? That’s a lot more realistic.
The PulsePoint app (iPhone) notifies trained users if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency. Originally launched in San Ramon, CA the app pings out alerts to qualified users when someone within walking distance is in need of CPR. The user is then shown a precise map of the emergency’s location, where they can make like a superhero and put their skills to use.
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