First Aid Corps Adopts ShowNearby's PathFinder and Product Locator Tools Using Google Maps to Reduce Sudden Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Friday, December 4, 2009 General News
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SINGAPORE, Dec. 3 First Aid Corps, a worldwidevolunteer coalition, has adopted worldwide location-based content facilitatorShowNearby's PathFinder and Product Locator tools to reduce sudden cardiacarrest deaths in Singapore. Using Google Maps(TM), ShowNearby's PathFinder andProduct Locator tools identify locations that house automated externaldefibrillators (AED) to allow quick access for victims of sudden heart attacksvia .

"We are glad that we could provide ShowNearby's PathFinder and ProductLocator tools to help identify the critical AED points for Singapore. By doingso, and having First Aid Corps create public awareness of such locations, weare lending a hand to ensure fewer deaths resulted from sudden cardiacarrest," said Douglas Gan, CEO for ShowNearby. "Indirectly, we are helping toconnect the community to these life-saving resources."

ShowNearby's solutions enable First Aid Corps' AED search on both mobileand web platforms. For mobile, Android phone users can download ShowNearbyPathFinder from the Android Market to locate AED starting today. ProductLocator, part of ShowNearby Widgets solution, illustrates AED search online.Aside from identifying AED's, ShowNearby PathFinder can also allow users tofind the nearest commodities such as automated teller machines, bus stops, carparks, Electronic Road Pricing gantries, hotels, petrol stations, restaurants,and others.

"We are certainly glad that we are able to illustrate all these AEDlocations through ShowNearby's solutions. This means that anyone who has asmart phone can now get the critical location details quicker, and apply theessential shock treatment to restart the heart even before the ambulancearrives," said Dr. Dana Elliot, President of the First Aid Corps' SingaporeChapter. "Our first Singapore event on December 5 is definitely aimed toeducate the public on the importance of knowing where the nearest AED islocated as this will save lives and increase the survival rate to a newlevel."

About ShowNearby Pte Ltd:

ShowNearby Pte Ltd (ShowNearby), positioned as the worldwide company todefine prevalent location-based services and information, developed its namefrom its deep interest to show people what's nearby. From the friendly, fun,and outgoing concepts, the company facilitates the development of content toconnect users. ShowNearby serves to help consumers and businesses tap on itsvast knowledge of location-based information, and suite of services. Moredetails about ShowNearby can be found on

About First Aid Corps:

First Aid Corps is a coalition of individuals, companies and volunteerswho seek to improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrests. Volunteers aretrained to provide first aid, especially cardiopulmonary resuscitation withautomated external defibrillators. Heart attack deaths occur within 5 minutes,and only heroes in the immediate vicinity can respond within that time. FirstAid Corps Teams aim to increase the sudden cardiac arrest survival rate fromthe current 2% to at least a double digit and promote social bonding andcohesion in the community. More information can be found at .Media Contact: Caroline Yeung ShowNearby Pte Ltd Mobile: +65-8228-7319 Email:

SOURCE ShowNearby Pte Ltd

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