App Developed By NKU Center for Applied Informatics Helps Save a Baby's Life


PulsePoint Response Alerts Local Volunteer EMT of Situation Two Blocks Away in Post Falls, Idaho

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A baby's life was saved in Post Falls, Idaho, in early September by a mechanic who learned of the child's emergency from a smartphone app developed at Northern Kentucky University.

PulsePoint Response was released in 2011 and has been implemented in more than 600 communities, according to PulsePoint president and founder Richard Price.

Post Falls mechanic and volunteer EMT Jeff Olson learned about the baby's situation through PulsePoint Response and immediately went to help. The smartphone app notified Olson of the situation because the GPS on his phone signaled that he was less than two blocks away.

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