The Unwired Medic

Teaching EMS providers & other public safety pros about using mobile tech to improve their practice, patient care, continuing education, scene safety, general entertainment, & productivity.

February 15, 2013
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Coming Soon From Otterbox

Coming Soon From Otterbox Check out the the releases for Otterbox for 2013. Defender Series On my recent trip to the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I had an opportunity to speak with the designer of Otterbox’s new … Continue reading

September 24, 2012
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20% of Adult Americans Using Apps For Disasters

Here are a few websites with news articles claiming that up to 20% of adult Americans are using apps during disasters and emergencies.  Not surprising since we are in the dawn of the digital era… The Herald Online: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/08/31/4227680/more-americans-using-mobile-apps.html Mobi … Continue reading

September 12, 2012
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Toughpad – The Armored Android

An intro to the Panasonic Toughpad A1 Android-based Tablet It’s everywhere… mobile this, tablet that.  You can’t escape the implementation of technology in public safety and public health.  If you have to use it (and you do, or at least … Continue reading

June 8, 2012
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Emergency Response Guide 2012 Now Available

Emergency Response Guidebook – 2012 edition – image by PHMSA It has finally been released… The 2012 edition of the Emergency Response Guide, that orange book that is required to be placed in every emergency vehicle in the country.  The … Continue reading

June 4, 2012
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Venus in Transit – There’s an app

If you enjoyed the recent solar eclipse, you may also want to view the Transit of Venus, and yes, there’s an app for that… iOS users can go to: http://itunes.apple.com/app/venustransit/id502494620?mt=8 Android users can get it here: https://market.android.com/details?id=awb.tov&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImF3Yi50b3YiXQ Or you can … Continue reading

April 28, 2012
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What’s On My Android Phone?

I’m quite experienced on Android phones and hacking them too, so I can point you to many resources if you want to make your phone do more than the phone carrier you are using sticks you with (and believe me … Continue reading