PulsePoint is a mobile phone application that allows users to view and receive alerts on calls being responded to by fire departments. The app’s main feature, and where its name comes from, is that it sends fire department alerts to users at the same time that dispatchers are sending the call to emergency crews. The goal is to increase the possibility that a victim in cardiac arrest will receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quickly. The app uses the current location of a user and will alert them if someone in their vicinity is in need of CPR. The app, which interfaces with a fire departments dispatch center, will send notifications to users only if the victim is in a public place and only to users that are in the immediate vicinity of the emergency.Based in the San Francisco Bay Area PulsePoint is run by a non-profit foundation of the same name.
CPR Needed Map Screen
Activation Map
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