112 Iceland

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Supported languages:

English / Icelandic

Cost:

Free

Allows a user to send a telephone message, text message, and GPS location to the emergency services in Iceland.

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Languages

English / Icelandic

Countries of use

Iceland

Cost

Free

Developer

Stokkur Software ehf, Iceland
(Based in Iceland)
http://www.stokkur.is

Funder

Valitor [Iceland-based domestic electronic payment company]

Medical Adviser

Neydarlínan Hf [Iceland-based company running the Iceland 112 emergency hotline], and Slysavarnarfélagið Landsbjörg (ICE-SAR) [Iceland-based association for search and rescue]

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Summary

Allows a user to send a telephone message, text message, and GPS location to the emergency services in Iceland. The user can select either of two languages (English or Icelandic) as the app’s operating language. The GPS location sent will only be as precise as the user’s phone is able to deliver.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Tomas Gislason, 112 Iceland
Review: “Iceland is not very densely populated, and it is quite frequent for callers in emergency situations to have no idea about their location. One such incident occurred last Fall; a tourist died, unable to tell rescue crews where he was located. This incident sparked the idea to develop the ‘112 Iceland’ app. The app uses the GPS service available in most smartphones to assist the emergency call taker in locating the caller. The app’s ‘Emergency’ facility takes the current GPS position and sends it via SMS to the 112 Centre, and calls 112. The app’s ‘Leave a trail’ facility is for travelling in the back country, with a danger of avalances, floods, or just simple falling, and where GSM coverage can be sketchy. When one presses the ‘Leave a trail’ button, the current GPS position is sent to the 112 centre, stored in a database, and can become the starting point of any search.”
Source: PatientView survey, July-August 2012
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://www.112.is
Reviewer: Recommended by the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), Belgium
Review: Recommended by the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), Belgium
Source: http://bit.ly/9alNn8
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://www.eena.org

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