Apple’s Siri Technology Will Soon Revolutionize the 911 System

Currently, when an individual calls 911 from a cell phone, dispatchers cannot pinpoint their exact location. But this issue will soon be a thing of the past thanks, in part, to Siri, Apple’s recently introduced natural language technology. And while the technology won’t be able to make the call on its own, its application will provide the information that could mean the difference between life and death.

An estimated 300,000 people die each year from cardiac arrest. Part of that population is due to too little or inaccurate information that hinders a first responder’s ability to treat a medical emergency. With Apple’s solution, once the call is placed, Siri responds with a bevy of useful features, according to http://gigaom.com/mobile/wilson-siri-call-911/. Live audio and video via the contacting device would be sent to emergency personnel. The location of the affected party would be available through GPS, and a complete medical history would be sent to whatever emergency room the patient would be delivered to. And, lastly, emergency contacts would be contacted via e-mail or text, notifying them of the emergency.

All this can be sent with just the press of a button. For example, on Apple’s iPhone, pressing the Home button and saying “emergency” triggers the technology. Greatly increasing the chances of survival, the Siri application has far-reaching applications at work, at home, and on the road.

For more information about upcoming changes in 911 communications, visit: http://gigaom.com/mobile/wilson-siri-call-911/