Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy

Crashed Vehicle

TraumaHawk App Improves Preparation for Trauma Patients

TraumaHawk, an emergency response smartphone app developed by PPC's Director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research Program Dan McGehee and colleagues, is already saving lives, even in its prototype stage.  The app, which sends photos of vehicles that have been in a crash to medical personnel prior to the victims' arrival in the ER, is being tested by Iowa State Troopers and almost doubles the time in which doctors and nurses have to prepare for incoming patients.

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Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy

Transportation & Vehicle Safety Reseach program works to improve technology design through a better understanding of human behavior. The challenge is to match user needs with the optimal solutions—technological or otherwise.