Last month, RapidSOS was awarded $50,000 as part of Harvard Business School's 2015 New Venture Competition for students and alumni. Aiming to "revolutionize emergency response and communication," it will be "the only way, other than a conventional and unreliable phone call, to reach first responders in an emergency" according to its website.
Developed at MIT and Harvard, RapidSOS requires only one touch on a person's smartphone to receive help immediately. In this way, RapidSOS provides an unrivaled service that's as efficient as it's effective. This is important when considering that a person's life may be on the line in these cases. It will use cloud telecommunications and data analytics as well as advanced self-scaling and self-healing capabilities to meet any type of emergency.