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#291872 - 03/08/19 01:40 PM Rapid SOS
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6854
Loc: southern Cal
Just exposed to this technology in a news story about a capsized kayaker who was located and rescued through its deployment. I stumbled across this article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RapidSOS

Interesting and probably somewhat promising, given the ubiquity of cell phones...

Does anyone have any experience with Rapid SOS??
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#291873 - 03/08/19 03:37 PM Re: Rapid SOS [Re: hikermor]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3116
Loc: USA
I have a nodding acquaintance with Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs, aka 911 call centers) and the technology many of them use to locate callers, but this is new to me. Thanks for the share.

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#291875 - 03/08/19 04:15 PM Re: Rapid SOS [Re: hikermor]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2747
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Interesting, and potentially very useful.

I cock a sceptical eye on the privacy implications, though.

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