Mobile Future

Dr. App

Out of the devastation in Haiti have come extraordinary stories of survival.  One amazing first-person account is of Dan Woolley, a Denver-native, who found himself trapped beneath the rubble of his hotel in Port-au-Prince.  The tool that saved his life?  His iPhone.  Through his wireless connection he was able assess his injuries and diagnosis a broken leg.

Woolley used the light from his iPhone to show him his injuries and diagnosed it properly as a broken foot.  Then, he used the instructions from the app to treat the excessive bleeding from cuts on his legs and the back of his head. 

Furthermore, he was able to figure out his location within the building using GPS and find an elevator shaft—which lead him to safety.  A true testament of personal ingenuity in the face of catastrophe.