A group of researchers over at the University of British Columbia in Canada have developed an innovative new emergency preparedness app that is designed to make it easier than ever for families and businesses to go about crafting plans and protocols to respond to emergencies.
Developed by a team of researchers including post-doctoral fellow Ryan Reynolds, the Canadian Hazards Emergency Response and Preparedness app enables users to go about entering pertinent details about their living situation and who they live with. The app then guides users to put together plans for how to respond to a wide range of emergencies including earthquakes and floods.
Given that mere minutes and seconds can make a lifesaving difference in emergency situations, this emergency response app is a fine example of how app technologies can be used to prepare people for disaster scenarios.
Image Credit: Ryan Reynolds / University of British Columbia