Friday, January 22, 2010

Trapped Under the Rubble in Haiti, There's an App For That

A man trapped under the rubble following the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti survived in thanks part to a few iPhone apps that let him know what to do and helped him do it. (via)

"After being crushed by a pile of rubble, Woolley used his digital SLR to illuminate his surroundings and snap photos of the wreckage in search of a safe place to dwell. He took refuge in an elevator shaft, where he followed instructions from an iPhone first-aid app to fashion a bandage and tourniquet for his leg and to stop the bleeding from his head wound, according to an MSNBC story.

The app even warned Woolley not to fall asleep if he felt he was going into shock, so he set his cellphone’s alarm clock to go off every 20 minutes. Sixty-five hours later, a French rescue team saved him
In Woolley’s case, an iPhone app turned him into an amateur medic to help him survive natural disaster.

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