The PulsePoint App Activates Trained Bystanders and Emergency Response

By: Alyson Wyers - Oct 1, 2014
References: pulsepoint.org & springwise
In a sudden emergency, this app aims to activate bystanders and people in the area who are trained in first aid to help while waiting for an official emergency response team. PulsePoint locates nearby first aid by alerting those who can give it. Though there are other apps out there that alert people to medical emergencies in general, this app is focused on heart attacks and administering CPR.

As CPR training is a standard technique taught in first aid training courses, it will like result in a greater emergency response. Anyone with the app can use it to track accidents in their neighborhood, while local authorities can also put it to use. PulsePoint has community outreach strategies and project management services as well.