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WISER for Android 3.1 Released!

WISER for Android 3.1 Released! NLM Tech Bull. 2014 May-Jun;(398):b5.

2014 May 22 [posted]

[Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an announcement published on NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L, an e-mail announcement list available from the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services. To subscribe to this list, please see the NLM-TOX-ENVIRO-HEALTH-L Join, Leave, or Change Options page.]

WISER for Android 3.1 is now available. Here is a look at what is new in this release:

  • WISER's Help Identify Chemical capability is now available on the Android platform. Identify and validate an unknown chemical based on the following criteria:
    • physical properties of the substance gathered by observation or sensors
    • signs and symptoms of victims of exposure
    • the ability to categorize a substance, such as a substance used in a meth lab or a flammable substance
    • hazard values from NFPA 704 placards
    • transportation identification, including DOT placards, type of road trailer, and type of rail car
  • Use WISER's protective distance mapping feature on your Android device. Visualize the areas likely to be affected during the first 30 minutes after a substance is spilled or released on a live map. The Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook serves as the source of WISER's protective distance data.

WISER for Android can be downloaded and installed directly from the Google Play Store:

Coming Soon
Look for these exciting additions in the coming months:

  • WISER for iOS and WISER for Android 4.5, which adds chemical reactivity, triage procedures, and WISER’s full set of radiological tools to these mobile platforms
  • WISER 4.6, which will add many new substances to WISER and update much of WISER’s backend data, including its HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank) substance data

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference
Look for us at the upcoming International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference that takes place from May 29th - June 1st at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit the National Library of Medicine booth and join us at the following session:

308: Craft Your App – Make WISER More Robust

Learn about the latest improvements to WISER/CHEMM including additions of new substances, feature/capability equivalence across devices, etc. Bring your devices – we will run through scenarios together and see if you're getting all the information you need quickly and efficiently. Help us to make this tool into something you really need.

Presenters: Jennifer Pakiam, Technical Information Specialist, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)/NIH; Chief Richard Brooks, Director/Chief, Cecil County Department of Emergency Services; and Ken Wootton, Systems Architect, Next Century Corporation.

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