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Researchers Reveal Next-Generation Emergency Response Technology

Posted Jun 13 2013 12:45pm

Image of a speeding ambulance

Americans are accustomed to calling 9-1-1 to get help in an emergency. People with dire needs used to reach for landlines and instinctively dial the number. But what happens when the population increasingly turns to cell phones?

A research team lead by Ram Dantu of the University of North Texas sees the growth of cell phone and smart phone usage as an opportunity to improve 9-1-1 response.

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=128252&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


This is an NSF News item.

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