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Wireless Emergency Communications: Summary of Initial Findings, October 2006 - September 2009

This report summarizes the efforts of the Wireless Emergency Communications (WEC) project team in developing and testing the transmission and usability of public emergency alerting via text messaging and cell-phone transmission of video. The team's work revealed a clear benefit of text-messaging and video alerts transmitted from cell towers in affected areas.

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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant number 90RE5007-01-00. The opinions contained in this website are those of the Wireless RERC and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or NIDILRR.