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MyHeartMap Challenge launches contest and mobile app to crowdsource map of Philly defibrillators

MyHeartMap Challenge launches contest and mobile app to crowdsource map of Philly defibrillators
Updated 2/9/12: The MyHeartMap Challenge will run for six weeks beginning Jan 31 through March 13, 2012. Applications to participate in the challenge are

Updated 2/9/12: The MyHeartMap Challenge will run for six weeks beginning Jan 31 through March 13, 2012.With the MyHeartMap Challenge, launching this week, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania is hoping to crowdsource the location of every AED in Philadelphia and raise awareness about the tools, as Technically Philly previously reported.The MyHeartMap Challenge brings all those elements together to improve the health of our people,” said Donald F.” To download the app and participate, visit the MyHeartMap Challenge website, follow them on Twitter, or visit the Facebook page.

According to Penn Medicine, you don’t need a medical degree to use one of the devices: “Used in conjunction with CPR, AEDs are an important part of the “chain of survival” needed to save cardiac arrest victims.To learn more about the Penn’s AED research check out the Penn Medicine News Release.

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