Can Your Phone Save Your Life? By Whitney Newlands Image by Enrique Dans
Many people say they couldn’t survive without their cell phone. Today, a person’s smart phone could literally save lives. Image by TTC Press Image
Smart phones, such as the Blackberry and iPhone, have become our new lifelines Image by brykmantra
With available applications such as Phone Aid, GPS, Family GPS tracking, Real Time Warning and Emergency First Aid Guide, a cell phone could be the most importantaddition to any families’ emergency kit. Image by Global X
Image by Phoneapp Phone Aid is a free app created by Apple, which provides voice led instructions and slideshows.
image by clevercupcake Phone Aid can guide users through proper CPR procedures, treatment of burns, bites and broken bones within it’s A-Z guide covering 24 of the most common and urgent first aid situations.
Image by Gletham GPS is available on most smart phones and can guide individuals to the nearest hospital or shelter during an emergency.
GPS helps people who are lost… image by Hamed Saber
Family GPS Tracker and Family Locator app was named the Top 10 App in the world by Google. image by Guzman Lozano
This app allows individuals to see their family member’s location on a map and provides easy access to their medical information and history in case of an emergency image by Robert Scoble
This app is crucial for keeping tabs on family members following disasters or emergencies. image by coolinsights
The app can locate a person who may be trapped under rubble, unconscious or unable to call for help. Image by isgcp
Image by NOAA Real Time Warning alerts users of natural disasters on a local and global scale
The app monitors for earthquakes, cyclones, hurricanes, floods and volcanic eruptions. Image by Marlin Harms
Image by Alan Cleaver Real Time Warning will set off a customized disaster alarm for local natural disasters warnings.
Image by David Berkowitz Emergency First Aid Guide is a musthave app for survival
Image by Admen Covering emergencies such as CPR, heart attack, shock, frostbite, insect stings, drowning, emergency births and head injuries.
The clear and specific instructions on this app make it easy for anyone to save a life Image by iphone tool box
Both the Emergency First Aid Guide and the Phone Aid do not require internet access. They are designed so users can access these apps regardless of location or internet availability Image by curiouslee
Image by cuttlefish Find yourself stuck in the woods? With the right tools you can start a fire for warmth and cooking just by using your phone.
How to start a fire with your cell phone Proof that a cell can do more than just talk and text! To create your fire you will need a cell phone battery, steel wool/wire and tinder Image by William Oskay
Take the battery and find the contact points and roll a chunk of steel wool into a cylinder.
Bend the wool in half and press the ends to the contact points.
The wool will heat up and begin to smoldering, bring wool to tinder till it catches fire.
Add more tinder and your fire will start to grow.
With lots of debate and attention surrounding cell phones and mobility, it is easy to forget all the positive aspects of smart phones and how much they can make a difference in our lives… Image by MykiRoventine Image by MykiRoventine
Image by Andrew King Maybe tomorrow your cell phone will save your life…
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