2015-01-07

New 'Locateme112' service helps locates emergency callers via smartphone

Source: MCCResources

Casualties in remote or unfamiliar locations can now be found and treated quicker than ever before thanks to a new software solution for smartphones developed by the Air Corps and the HSE.

The LocateMe112 system, designed by helicopter pilot Lt Colin Gallagher, enables the GPS chip on an emergency caller's smartphone to be activated remotely – via a link sent via SMS – by rescue services, who can then pin-point the exact location of the injured person.

The key feature of LocateMe112 is that it doesn't require the installation of an app, only needing the caller to have a smartphone with location services turned on.