Lost Person Finder (LPF)

The goal of the Lost Person Finder is to create a Web system that enables family, friends and neighbors to locate missing people during a disaster event.

In a disaster, the system can help family reunite, enhance coordination with disaster-responding teams. This will help decrease the workload that occurs during these disasters. The families will be able to search the LPF database, and obtain information on desktop or handheld devices. The system will display pictures and other information on missing persons on large monitors placed at key public locations. The information that is provided to the system comes from triage area cell phones and social networks.

This project, conducted by NCBIs Communication Engineering Branch (CEB)* Along with the National Institutes of Health”s Clinical Center, the National Naval Medical Center, and Suburban Hospital, NLM is a participant in the Bethesda Hospital Emergency Preparedness Partnership (BHEPP).

The iPhone apps is called Found in Haiti and the website to Haiti Earthquake people locator (click here).

Here are some screen shots:

For more information click on the picture above.


  1. #1 by Jaimie Ruiz - February 20th, 2010 at 02:01

    COOL! I did not know that this was out. I love your posts!

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