WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wireless is not only a convenience to consumers, but is also improving lives around the world. In this month's Wonder of Wireless webcast and on the blog, CTIA-The Wireless Association® takes a look at how wireless technology is dramatically enhancing the lives of amputee victims, as well as the education, health and safety of others, and how CTIA and the Wireless Foundation are promoting initiatives and programs in these areas.
- Wireless Prostheses: Wireless at Work
New wireless technology and a mobile application allows amputees such as 2012 Paralympic Bronze Medalist Oksana Masters to self-adjust their prostheses and provides their doctors with user data and the ability to make remote adjustments, forgoing imprecise measurements, trips to the doctor and discomfort.
- Focus on Education, Health and Safety: Insider Interview
Wireless Foundation Executive Director Athena Polydorou discusses how the nonprofit organization has narrowed its focus to promoting programs and initiatives that improve education, health, safety and the environment.
- A New Focus for The Wireless Foundation: Policy Point
In this month's Policy Point, we explore how the Wireless Foundation is investing in programs and initiatives that seek to improve individuals' education, health and safety through apps, text message alerts and other wireless services.
- App Notifies CPR-Trained Citizens to Emergencies Nearby: Wireless Lifesaver
PulsePoint Foundation President Richard Price explains how the public safety app notifies CPR-trained citizens of heart attack victims in their vicinity who need immediate assistance.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
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