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S.O.S App Turns Smartphone Into Emergency Beacon

29 Apr 2014

We have all this amazing technology at hand and yet when disaster strikes, communications get disrupted, hampering rescue efforts. A new system in development would turn smartphones into smart emergency beacons, helping responders find victims.

 

Computer scientists in Germany are currently testing out a lightweight, ad-hoc S.O.S. system for smartphones that would work even if network service in the area goes down. The team, led by Amro Al-Akkad, a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, was inspired by events like the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

  

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