Google maps, google translate and many other google apps have been very useful and people have made some amazing findings in the world. However these are few moments when google maps, google street and even google earth have been used by heroes to save themselves and others!
1. Google Translate Saves Russian Nanny from House Fire
When the fire department responded to a fire that broke out in Surrey, the fire fighters weren't expecting to face another language barrier. They were trying to ask a Russian nanny at the scene questions, but she did not know English. With the help of Google translate they were able to communicate effectively.
2. Caroline Greeves Self-Diagnosed Her Cancer with Google
When Caroline Greaves was told that her throat pain was just an infection, she was skeptical and decided to Google her symptoms. Having found out that she matched all the symptoms of a rare form of oral cancer and she returned to her doctor later they were able to diagnose her in time for treatment. She underwent six months of chemotherapy and went into remission.
3. Google Cardboard Saves Toddler
The prominence of virtual reality is giving rise to some pretty strange inventions, and Google Cardboard is no exception. Made from cheap material, the $20 pair of cardboard goggles allows you to view 3D images in real time while, by mounting your smartphone to the apparatus. It may seem silly, but so far the ramifications have been huge – and even lifesaving. A team of surgeons at Nicklaus Children's Hospital used it to save Teegan Lexcon, a baby born with a heart and lung defect. With the device, they were able to map out her heart in 3D and facilitate their operation.
4. Doctor Uses Google Glass to Give Patient the Most Helpful Treatment
You might be really difficult to find a doctor using Google Glass to help save lives and effectively treat patients, but that's exactly what Dr. Steven Horng did. His patient had a hemorrhage and was also allergic to most of the available medications. Rather than laboriously going through his patient's medical records, Horng used Google Glass to quickly look them up and find the most appropriate and helpful treatment for his patient.
5. Google Maps Saved Life
Sander Cokelare was at work one day at SMET UK LTD and out of the blue a bitter ex-employee of the company named John Charles showed up at the office and kidnapped sander according to John his boss owed him money so he wanted to use Cokelare's credentials in order to schedule a one-on-one meeting with his former boss when John kidnapped luckily Cokelare managed to hide his phone from him, he waited until John left the room and he used Google Maps to send his location to his boss when his boss got the information they went to the location and saved Sander Cokelare and obviously John was immediately arrested for kidnapping.
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