Earthquake survivor says iPhone helped save his life

Never has it been so easy to carry so much information in your pocket. The key here, though, is to have had the forethought to download the info before you need it. We live in a nearly ‘always-on’ connection to the Internet, but when that link is severed, what you have with you is all you have. Hmm, gee, that sounds a lot like being prepared.

Earthquake survivor says iPhone helped save his life

Earthquake survivor says iPhone helped save his life
by Dave Caolo (RSS feed) on Jan 20th 2010 at 12:30PM
Here’s a remarkable story coming out of the horrendous tragedy in Haiti. Colorado Springs resident Dan Woolley was at a Port-au-Prince hotel when that tremendous earthquake struck, trapping him with a compound fracture in his leg and a laceration on his head. Fortunately for Dan, he had his iPhone and a medical app with him (plus a lot of luck), which he used to successfully diagnose and treat his injuries.

Using the light from his iPhone’s screen, Dan examined his wounds and identified the extent of the damage using the unnamed app. From there, he looked up the appropriate first aid techniques and applie

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