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Can Technology Prevent a Future Crisis?

By IGI Global on Sep 20, 2016
Can Technology Prevent A Future Crisis? A crisis is defined as "a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger," and can include turmoil on any scale, from global disasters to suicide. Technology continues to provide a variety of support in this area, but can it actually prevent crises from occurring?

Recent developments in mobile applications and interactive websites assist in this area. For example, "See Send" is an app developed by My Mobile Witness, Inc., that allows users to send a note or photo to law enforcement to report suspicious activity. A recent PBS Newshour report discusses new applications to assist in suicide prevention, where at-risk individuals can record their vitals and current mood. Stats dipping below normal levels are then reported.

The IGI Global chapter "Crisis Compliance: Using Information Technology to Predict, Prevent and Prevail over Disasters" covers more of these prediction tools, as applied to various crises including Hurricane Katrina and 9/11. The article develops the concept of crisis compliance (CC)—defined as making appropriate use of IT, and non-IT methodologies to predict, prevent, and prevail over disasters. Written by Hofstra University scholar Laura Lally, this chapter is featured in the title Breakthrough Discoveries in Information Technology Research: Advancing Trends.

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