Applied technologies in humanitarian assistance: Report of the 2009 applied technology working group

P. G. Greenough*, J. L. Chan, P. Meier, L. Bateman, S. Dutta

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Abstract

Information and communication technologies, especially in the forms of mobile telecommunications, satellite imaging, and geographical information systems, promise to significantly improve the practice of humanitarian relief. A working group convened at the Humanitarian Action Summit 2009, has begun investigating the challenges to implementing these technologies in field operations, keeping in mind the ethical considerations of linking people to place, and pledging to build a community of practice among academics, practitioners, and developers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)s206-s209
JournalPrehospital and disaster medicine
Volume24
Issue numberSUPPL.2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • crowd-sourcing
  • geographic information systems mobile technology
  • non-governmental organizations
  • positive deviance model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency

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