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February 14, 2013

Americans Heart February

The medical field has taken the technological advancements of the mobility trend and used them to create an innovative development in the industry: mHealth. This new trend is being used by organizations and businesses to create health awareness campaigns to garner the attention of mobile users across the country, especially during the month of love.

Rave Mobile Safety, the creators of Smart 911, is celebrating the American Heart Month by using its mobile platform to call attention to heart health.

Through its Smart 911 application, users are able to make a profile with all the information they want 9-1-1 to have during an emergency, such as their home address, phone number(s) or family contact information. This way, when a 9-1-1 call is placed, the user’s safety profile will automatically be delivered to the dispatcher.

When a person calls 9-1-1 during a crisis, sometimes they can be so overwhelmed that they can’t think normally and are unable to communicate the information needed for the operator to help them. Or the person calling 9-1-1 is in a physical position where they are unable to speak due to an emergency such as a heart attack. Either way, with the Smart 911applications, users are able to take precautionary steps to avoid situations like these, and potentially save their life or somebody else’s.

This type of mobile application could play an important role in the medical industry and for emergencies across the US, as it provides a level of safety that can only be achieved through technology. With the recent popularity of the mHealth trends and the cures that technology has begun to bring forth like laser technology – which is used to cure cancer – it seems that a working relationship has developed between the two industries.

If medicine and technology continue to simultaneously work together, ground-breaking developments could be discovered that will ultimately affect the health of people worldwide.

Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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