FROM THE EDITOR
I don’t have a lot of apps on my phone.
I prefer to keep it simple, with a couple of news sites, a banking app, and a weather one, which is pretty useless and practically always inaccurate. I really should delete that one.
But a story on Seven Sharp the other night had me reaching for my phone to find the app store.
The story was about an AED Locations app which can help save lives in the event of a cardiac arrest, which can happen at various ages.
Basically it’s a map of AED automatic external defibrillators locations closest to where you are.
The devices deliver an electrical current to the heart to return contractions to normal. They can increase someone’s chance of survival by up to 80 per cent if applied immediately.
I had no idea there were so many tucked away in the direct vicinity of my office and home. Over 6000 locations are now mapped around the country and the app is really easy to use.
I encourage you to check it out - it could be a lifesaver.