Technology will undoubtedly save your life at least once. You might be surprised by the different types of technology that millions of people owe their lives to. GPS satellite technology, green technology, health technology, radar technology and even everyday technology deserve a thanks.
1. GPS Satellite Technology
Satellites transmit and receive global positioning system (GPS) data. GPS satellites save tens of thousands of lives when radio and mobile networks are unable. Lost adventurers can use emergency beacons to allow rescuers to pinpoint their precise location. When activated, an emergency beacon sends out an SOS signal with exact coordinates to GPS satellites initiating a cascade of emergency system responses.
2. Green Technology
Green technology betters the environment and helps heal the planet. Solar panels, wind farms and higher-efficiency devices are all considered green or earth-friendly technologies. Not only should we thank green technology for making the world better, we should thank it for saving our lives.
3. Health Technology
Healthcare has been revolutionized by technology. Doctors rely on complex algorithms to faster diagnosis patients. Patient health records are being transitioned to online databases. Healthcare professionals also use complex technological devices like Magnetic Resonance Imaging and X-ray machines. The ever-changing landscape of health technology necessitates the need for more students to pursue an online bachelors in radiology or informatics.
4. Radar Technology
NASA has developed specialized radar technology to use during search and rescue efforts. They’ve named their radar device FINDER ((Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response). FINDER utilizes microwave-radar to locate the faintest of heartbeats under 30 feet of rubble, 20 feet of solid concrete and from a distance of 100 feet. During the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal in 2015, FINDER detected the heartbeats of four men who had been trapped under ten feet of rubble for days.
5. Everyday Technology
We owe a thanks to high-tech innovations, but we should also appreciate everyday technology. After all, mobile phones and cellular technology allow us to call 911 when we’re in need of aid. Plus, we can heat our homes when temperatures are too unbearable to handle due to the necessity of electricity.
Technology is wondrous. It enables us to go on adventures without fear. It makes our healthcare delivery more advanced and it’s helping to save the Earth. We owe a heartfelt thanks to technology for making our lives better and safer.