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We have launched a new app, AEDSync, for Android users.
Here are screenshots of the AEDSync app.
This app lets you both locate the nearest AED, as well as add new AED pictures and locations into the app. The data will have to be reviewed before the new AED information is updated into the app, so please be patient.
Let’s all help to geotag public AEDs to save lives!
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“Medical emergency applications for smartphones are finding their way into the marketplace for consumers.
A recent entrant is AED Nearby, an application to help users locate the nearest automated external defibrillator.
Launched in January by the First Aid Corps, a group of volunteers trained to provide resuscitation in case of cardiac arrest, AED Nearby will help users locate the nearest defibrillator when sudden cardiac arrest occurs. The application works in conjunction with a GPS system to identify the user’s location and direct him or her to the nearest device.”
“Dana Srither knows the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest is low. Few people know how to properly perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or how to locate public automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), said Srither, founder of Singapore-based First Aid Corps.
“AEDs are a vital link to the survival of victims,” Srither said. “We felt that if the public knew where these AEDs were located, they would be able to respond better with the AEDs to cardiac arrest cases in public.”
Srither sought to turn the numbers around this past November, by coupling technology with crowd-sourcing tactics. First Aid Corps teamed with The Extraordinaries, a social business platform in San Francisco, and asked people around the world to send photos, location descriptions and GPS coordinates of public AEDs.
First Aid Corps also created free Smartphone apps for the iPhone and Android called “AED Nearby” and “ShowNearby AED” that help the public locate the nearest AED.
In a sense, those who send in the pictures are volunteering for the cause, on a micro-level, and thus are participating in a phenomena known as micro-volunteering. It’s an act that takes seconds or minutes but helps toward the greater good. These good acts are helping organizations deliver mission in a volunteer’s available free minutes.
First Aid Corps called upon the public to take a few minutes to help locate these life-saving machines, and in turn, created a public registry for AEDs. It has mapped out more than 200 public AEDs around the world. The organization has another app in the works for the Blackberry.”
Other people are using a smartphone app undertake quests for nonprofit groups like First Aid Corps, which is compiling a worldwide map of the locations of defibrillators available for cardiac emergencies. Instead of looking for magical healing potions in virtual worlds, these players scour buildings for defibrillators that haven’t been cataloged yet. If that defibrillator later helps save someone’s life, the player’s online glory increases (along with the sense of fiero).
That is right! Search ‘ShowNearby AED’ in the Android Market on your Android smartphones to download.
There are both features to take pictures and send the GPS coordinated of public AEDs to us, as well as to look for the nearest AEDs, in the same app.
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For Seekers : to help us add not-yet documented AED locations to our apps.
Download “ShowNearby AED” from the iPhone app store. Tap on “Add AED”.
1. Download “ShowNearby AED” from the Android app store. Tap on “Add new AED”.
2. Download “AEDSync” from the Android app store. Tap on “Add a new AED”.
For Seekers, Pumpers & Shockers : to help seek out nearby AEDs for actual events.
1. Search “AED Nearby” in the iPhone App Store to download.
2. Download the same “Shownearby AED” app as above.
Download the same apps “ShowNearby AED” and “AEDSync” from the Android app store as mentioned above..
Standard Mobile Phones
( Please note that due to the limits of Google Maps on the standard mobile phone, not all AED locations will be shown. )
Click HERE to go to the map for non-smartphones.
On the Google map page, click on “Save to My Maps”. When prompted, login in your google account. Otherwise, create a new account.
Now install Google Maps for mobile. Please visit ‘http://m.google.com/maps‘ from your device’s mobile web browser to download the application to your phone. Once downloaded, the installation process should start automatically.
Tip: Using your device’s pre-installed, default browser to visit ‘m.google.com/maps’ to ensure you receive the correct version of the Google maps for mobile for your own device.
If you prefer to install Maps for mobile from your computer, please visit this page to download the installation files for Windows Mobile, Symbian S60, or Palm devices and load the file onto your phone
Sign in using your username and password if you have not done so. Press the digit “2” on your phone number pad to go to Layers. Click on “Browse layers”, then “My Maps”. Click on “World Map on AED Locations” under the heading “Created by others”.
Finally, to view your current location, press the number “0”. To zoom in, press “3”. To zoom out, press the digit “1”. To toggle between map and satellite images, press the digit “5”.
Note 1: The next time you want to view the map, select Google Maps under “Installations” of your mobile phone. If after pressing “0” and you do not see any nearby AED, please press “2” to go to Layers and refresh the layer by de-clicking “World Map on AED Locations” under the heading “Currently on”. Go back to Layers and click on “World Map on AED Locations” under the heading “Recently viewed layers”, then press “0” again to find your location.
If you still do not see any AED, it means that
a. there is no information provided to us of any AED in your location, or
b. there really is no AED at all. Good luck!