NewsAugust 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

Our Two Favorite Things: Apps And Saving Lives

The best part of our day is when Penn folks use the power of technology to better humanity. The MyHeartMap Challenge, set to launch in September, hopes to put crowd-sourcing to even better use than telling you about good bars.

PennMed made an app to harness the power of user submission to create an effective location database of AEDs, the boxes with defibrillators that can be essential during a heart attack. Apparently, people have no idea where these are, and there’s currently no way to track them down– until now!

If the idea of helping save lives isn’t enough to get you to join their effort in the fall, there’s a chance to win cash prizes for those who spot the most boxes. You go, Penn Med, with your win-win situations!

3 People have left comments on this post

By Ian Bussard on August 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

Apps and saving lives? I thought we always said breakfast was the most important thing?

By Blam on August 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

Either this is a coincidence or someone read Reality is Broken, but no one reads NSO required readings, so I’m leaning towards coincidence.

By Read Reality is Broken on August 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

…I want to second(?) Blam’s comment, I was about to say something about that…
UTB, make a post about the PRP book, Reality is Broken–it’s actually REALLY good, and it actually mentions this app or at least the same exact idea but executed by someone else.

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