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Mobile App: ReUnite iOS app

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Abstract: 

A post-disaster family reunification technology. In addition to basic missing person data, ReUnite allows image capture, metadata tagging, geo-location, text and voice notes, and support for French and Spanish languages. Available from Apple iTunes.

The ReUnite mobile app is one tool that we have developed for the Lost Person Finder (LPF) project. The goal of the LPF project is to create a Web system that enables family, friends and neighbors to locate missing people during a disaster event. In a disaster, this system can help provide reassurance, facilitate family reunification, enhance coordination with disaster-responding non-govenrmental organizations (NGOs), and alleviate some of the workload on public-health personnel and other responders who interact with the community. When LPF is deployed after a disaster event, seekers will be able to search the LPF database, and retrieve information on desktop and handheld computers. In addition, the LPF system could display pictures and other information on missing persons on large monitors placed at key public locations. This project, conducted by CEB, is one of several undertaken by the NLM to address emergency conditions in the event of a disaster. Along with the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center, the National Naval Medical Center, and Suburban Hospital, NLM is a participant in the Bethesda Hospitals Emergency Preparedness Partnership (BHEPP).

Gill MJ, Pearson G, Neve L, Miernicki G, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Mobile App: ReUnite iOS app