Just a few minutes can make the difference between life and death when a person loses consciousness or goes into sudden cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, emergency medical services cannot always be on location as fast as needed. To ensure immediate life-sustaining measures, the "mobile rescue" (Mobile Retter) app was developed in Germany, which alerts emergency medical responders in the immediate vicinity of an emergency.
In this interview with MEDICA.de, inventor and emergency physician Dr. Ralf Stroop explains how he came up with the idea for the app, what requirements first responders need to meet and the data protection status for all parties involved.
Dr. Stroop, you created the "mobile rescue" app. How does it work?
Stroop: When a person goes into cardiac arrest, for example, ideally another person immediately calls emergency services by dialing 911 (112 in Germany). On average, it takes between seven and ten minutes until the rescue services arrive. Sometimes it might be too late at that point to help. The emergency call center informs qualified first responders near the patient who have installed the “mobile rescue” app and registered about the emergency. Because he is close-by, the rescuer can be faster at the site and take immediate measures before emergency medical services arrive. ...
Read the complete interview at MEDICA-tradefair.com!