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A life saving mobile application


26 June 2012

Sondra Foo

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Singapore Red Cross recently launched an innovative location-based mobile application, ‘Rapid Rescue’ at the World Red Cross Day (WRCD) celebrations in Singapore.

The mobile application allows an injured person to send out an SOS to trained volunteers within a radius of 2 km. The application maps the fastest route for certified first aiders to reach the victim to provide first aid assistance before an ambulance arrives.

Available for iOS devices for now, this ‘Rapid Rescue’ application can be downloaded via the Singapore iTunes Store. The application will also be made available to other smart phone users in the future. The Singapore Red Cross worked with global marketing firm, JWT to utilise smart phone technology and location-based software to develop this mobile application.

“With the Rapid Rescue app, we can deliver first aid even faster to the community. This can make a difference between life and death for victims in an emergency,” said Mr Tee Tua Ba, Chairman, Singapore Red Cross.

 
Source : IFRC

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