Tuesday, May 1, 2012

E911: Epidemic Protection And Health Advocacy

Single action login-interface, emergency password prompt, or something likewise and not about Big Apple's 911, how hard is health access on your mobile (iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, etc)? Not for you, consider any citizen that may want to help you or require further use of your mobile. Recent News programs said that you should make your passwords so complex that you can not think about them. Do you have time to think in any emergency? Maybe we need some law that puts an emergency button at every prompt that requires personal, sensitive, or private profile information.

When the medics arrive, you hand them your mobile and that is all you need to do for help. They then use the emergency access on your mobile for your medical contacts. Does that need unthinkable password protection? You already have given that information “in case of an emergency” in plain sight. If not the situation where the medics arrive, then consider how your employer accesses those contacts while your at the office, and consider how your coworkers may contact those medics for you.

If there is only unthinkable password protection on all mobiles, then I can see why our congress wanted the three button sequence on all phones. If there is not that emergency button to each login prompt, then maybe we should change the law such that every system recognizes any attempt to login with the digits “911” as the username; then, it skips the password prompt.

How about if you type in those digits as the username then the password prompt changes such that it asks for your social security number, instead? It may recognize the numbers of any of your family members or your family's doctor; otherwise, the phone immediately calls the emergency service by default. One of the emergency services may or may not authorize further access to the information on your phone, or they may do emergency dispatch.

Most phone-carriers, or real-time audio and video services, must provide and give access to the emergency dispatcher. We now have the option for E911 where such access is not so hardwired, as we have known with 911. The difference lets us extend E911 to any web-page, internet server, mobile app, and other communication devices.

I have seen multitudes of software that execute virtual medical connections, display medical visualizations, or contains prosthetic accessibilities. I thought of E911 overlays for them, yet my ideas included regions for ubiquity.

I wondered how many emergency minutes and non-emergency minutes can we allocate on our mobiles such that text messages, and other games, do not access those minutes. The drained go-phones were worth something, and some still have the software upgrade option enabled. They might be handy as any flashlight kept around somewhere with healthy software upgrades. You also may want that software upgrade that helps you keep passwords safe on your mobile, no matter how unthinkable those passwords.