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Darius Wey
03-22-2005, 08:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/' target='_blank'>http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health, has announced the release of a PDA software tool designed to help first responders when they arrive at a hazardous material (Hazmat) incident, such as a chemical spill. WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) provides the emergency responder with critical information on hazardous substances, including physical characteristics, human health data, and containment and suppression information. Employing the unique characteristics of a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant), WISER is customized for easy navigation and quick access to key information required by first responders. To aid decision making, users can specify the role they are currently performing at the scene of an incident, and WISER organizes the critical information in a sequence most relevant to a first responder on-the-scene, a Hazmat specialist, or an emergency medical specialist (EMS)."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/wey-20050323-WISER.gif" /><br /><br />This is great... if you are exposed to hazardous material everyday. And even if you aren't, it's still free! ;-) If you would like to read the WISER user guide for Pocket PCs, it can be downloaded from <a href="http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/downloads_ppc/WISER_User_Guide.pdf">here</a>.

03-24-2005, 05:13 AM
I deal with this kind of stuff in my job. When I noticed this available the other day I downloaded is and tried it out. Its not a bad app, even if the storage reqs are high.

Anyway I wrote up a mini-review located here if anyone is interested: