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How Ridesharing Apps Lead Safety Innovations through IoT

What is the latest suite of innovations sweeping through the ridesharing industry? It’s all about introducing cutting-edge ways to protect consumers, thrusting ridesharing safety further into the spotlight during this new COVID-19 age.  At their inception, rideshare companies focused on ease and efficiency, matching drivers to riders by allowing almost anyone with a car and…

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Webinar Recap: Roundtable on Digital Health Solutions During COVID-19

Digital Health Webinar Recap

On Wednesday, June 17th, we hosted a webinar entitled, “Roundtable on Digital Health Solutions During COVID-19.” We were joined by four brilliant minds tackling different aspects of digital public health. Watch the webinar here. Josefina Jervis, President and COO of the MedicAlert Foundation, spoke about how non-profit membership organizations are modernizing their infrastructure to digitally…

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5G Automotive Technology and The Future of Road Safety

As 5G towers go up around the world, many industries are preparing for the impacts of better connectivity and larger bandwidths. Connected mobility systems, like connected cars and ride-sharing apps, stand to benefit significantly from 5G automotive technology, as these systems rely on constant and consistent flows of data between cars, sensors, and people.  As…

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How Can I Send My Health Data to 911 in an Emergency?

In the age of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and your loved ones. You don’t have to build a bunker or hoard toilet paper, but you should take sensible steps to ensure you’re as protected as possible. Beyond just wearing your mask when you go to buy bread – it means…

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Emergency Health Profiles Now Available to 911 in RapidSOS

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud to announce a new source of critical medical information on the RapidSOS Platform.  In coordination with The American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and Direct Relief, we’ve launched EmergencyProfile.org, a platform that allows people to create free health profiles to share with 911. With this option,…

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RapidSOS Regional Contact List

Interested in learning more about RapidSOS? Contact the RM in your territory below: For more information on how to access and utilize new data sources in the RapidSOS platform, please contact your Regional Manager. Current customers with questions or in need of assistance? Contact the CSM in your territory below: For technical issues, submit a…

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Monthly News Round Up – May 2020

Leaders in public safety and tech companies alike have continued to show their dedication to COVID-19 relief in May. Apple is now sending Medical ID data to 911, Switzerland is piloting a new contact tracing solution via an app, and front-line workers continue their work in treating the pandemic.  At the same time, states in…

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Wearable Healthcare Tech and Digital Public Health

Wearable healthcare technology, which encompasses everything from smart watches to biometric hospital gowns, is one of the key components of the new digital public health system. These devices can provide healthcare professionals and first responders access to real time data as an integral part of their decision support systems. They can also enable remote monitoring…

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How COVID-19 is Shaping Digital Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought concepts and theories that were traditionally reserved for college campuses and UN meetings to the forefront of our discourse: digital public health, and the measures we take to protect it, is dominating our conversations. Stay-at-home orders have forced us to consider how we might digitize our public health infrastructure, so…

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RapidSOS to Deliver iPhone Medical ID Information to First Responders

In an effort to continue helping first responders, especially during COVID-19, iPhone Medical ID information will be delivered to emergency personnel through the RapidSOS platform in the coming weeks. Later this month, iPhone users in the US will have the ability to opt-in to this new feature to share critical information with 911 and first…

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