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Ubiquitous Mobile Technologies and DRR

Information and Resources based on IDRC 2014 Presentation:

The Potential of Ubiquitous Technology to Facilitate Preparedness and Situational Awareness Before, During, and After Disasters

Mobile technology offers significant possibilities for preparedness, alerting, and response.  The specific capabilities and role of the mobile phone as a personal safety device will be described, as will the value of these devices for special needs and vulnerable populations. Included is a discussion of areas for further research and innovation.

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