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Exponential Stretching of the “Battlefield”

Posted by cocreator on December 09, 2009
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“In antiquity, when you divided the number of people fighting by the area they would typically cover, on average it would take a Greek hoplite and five hundred of his buddies to cover an area the size of a football field. This is why in movies like Spartacus or 300 you can see teh entire army during a battle. By the time of the American Civil War, weapons had gained such power, distance, and lethality that roughly twenty soldiers would fight in that same space of a football field. By World War I, it was just two soldiers in that football field. By World War II, a single soldier occupied roughly five football fields to himself. In Iraq in 2008, the ratio of personnel to territory was roughly 780 football fields per one U.S. soldier.

During World War II, roughly 108 planes were needed to take out a single target. By the time of the airstrikes over Afghanistan in 2001, the ratio had flipped; each plane was destroying 4.07 targets on average per flight.”

Michael E. O’Hanlon, Technological Change and the Future of Warfare

We have the technology to stretch our response to cardiac arrests.

We adopt tools that fit the task, and engage heroes who use these tools.

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Locate AEDs Near You

Posted by cocreator on November 24, 2009
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For Seekers : to help us add not-yet documented AED locations to our apps.

iPhone
Download “ShowNearby AED” from the iPhone app store. Tap on “Add AED”.

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Android
1. Download “ShowNearby AED” from the Android app store. Tap on “Add new AED”.

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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.

iPhone
1. Search “AED Nearby” in the iPhone App Store to download.

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2. Download the same “Shownearby AED” app as above.

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Android
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. )

Step 1
Click HERE to go to the map for non-smartphones.

Step 2
On the Google map page, click on “Save to My Maps”. When prompted, login in your google account. Otherwise, create a new account.

Step 3
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

Step 4
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”.

Step 5
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!

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Using Twitter to Get Help

Posted by cocreator on June 01, 2009
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Here is an excellent example of using online social technology to reach out to others to help in emergency situations. It does not need to be only for the government agencies, but also to anyone who has the skills to assist those in need of medical help.

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