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Emergency Help: iPhone App Locates Closest Defibrillators (AEDs)

First Aid Corps, an organization working on helping the public respond to sudden cardiac arrests, has unveiled an iPhone app that can pinpoint the location of the closest automatic external defibrillator (AED) within seconds.

Currently the database is just beginning to fill up but First Aid Corps has partnered with The Extraordinaries, a volunteer organization, to have people locate and photograph AED’s in their community.

The app is free and you can download it and get started mapping AED’s and maybe help save someone’s life.

Here’s a promo video for the project:

Demo of the AED Nearby app:

AED Nearby iTunes link…

Flashbacks: AED Location Database Points to Nearest Life Saving Device; Do You Know Where Your AED Is At?

*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*


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One Response to “Emergency Help: iPhone App Locates Closest Defibrillators (AEDs)”

  1. In our efforts to locate automated external defibrillators (AEDs) locations, we have collaborated with a volunteer organization The Extraordinaries (www.beextra.org) to get iPhone users to locate AEDs worldwide. You can view some of the AEDs that were located by iPhone users at http://www.firstaidcorps.org. For the public to participate, they just need to follow our org \First Aid Corps\ in that app to get access to our missions.

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