Join the MyHeartMap Challenge

So just where are all the AEDs - automated external defibrillators - in the city of Philadelphia? University of Pennsylvania researchers want to know. But, more important, they want you, too, to know where to find the portable devices that can diagnose and treat life-threatening heart rhythms. With a clue each day, to be published here, you can join a contest that will have you searching within the city limits to find AEDs. Check out the clues and click on the link to go to the contest page, which has project rules and explains the prize. You will be able to participate using the app or directly on the page you'll reach through the link below.

Global contest shining a spotlight on Philadelphia's defibrillators

Around the world, the hunt is on for thousands of lifesaving portable medical devices that are hanging in public places - in Philadelphia.

Why would someone in, say, Abu Dhabi care about finding devices in Philadelphia?

Because a University of Pennsylvania project to map the locations of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the city has mushroomed into a global "crowdsourcing" competition fueled by the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, smartphones - and the chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000.
 

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Break a sweat between Laurel Hill Cemetery and Mt. Vernon Cemetery 

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Take residence here; also a famous:

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III * III * VII *C + 1 Cecil Rhodes’ favorite university

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UPS Store Number at Clarks Summit, Pa.
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May 6, 2012, 8:30 a.m., in Philadelphia
 

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Rearrange these (2752) numbers for the address of a building that houses an organization highlighted in a popular song released in 1978.  The street name has a wavelength in the mid-500 nanometers plus e.

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Don't expect to do any shopping on this "mall," but there's no better place to catch an Indie

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"Gnashed their terrible teeth

Rolled their terrible eyes

Showed their terrible claws"

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He loves, but sometimes hates his job. The size of the universe fascinates him and he works here.

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Unscramble these numbers and letters to find the address of a store that may have an AED:

8352 haehlectmn unaeve

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A red and orange jump rope was placed on two beams. Both beams are inclined at an angle 0 and the system has left-right symmetry. The jump rope has a uniform mass density and its coefficient of friction with the platforms is one. Deterine the largest possible fraction of the red and orange jump rope that does not touch the beams. Multiply this by 10,000. This is the street number. The street is "beamy."

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The address to this location is three sequential prime numbers. Part of the street name is in a movie where, again, the characters allege to speak Sindarin.

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Soar hundreds of feet in the air here.

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Play a game of volleyball (barefoot) at this “interestingly named” apartment building on Chestnut.

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The street name is the same as a place on the East Coast that has a national arboretum.

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* An AED may be located at the number of this address: When adding all four digits, the answer is 7. When multiplying all four digits, the answer is 6.

* The name of the street is also the name of something living in Northern Europe that is believed to be more than 9,000 years old.

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Dancing with Frankenstein + Head detective for the Santa Barbara Police Department.

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* This four-digit street number, multiplied by the same four digits written backward, is 19,125,432.

* The street name is in a Madonna song.

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The street number of this location is in both the first row and the eighth row. The street name is the focus of an association organized in 1912 with $1,800-a-year dues and is based in Indiana.

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* A mobile device was accidentally dropped ----- feet from the sky and it is still working.

* This precise number of feet is also the five-digit street address on a street that is also the name of a famous Boy Scout camp. An AED might be at this location.

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You may find an AED in the same place that a copy of "Hay fever; and its successful treatment by superficial organic alteration of the nasal mucous membrane" is located

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This building may have an AED. It is located on the corner where a large bear rampaged through the streets in the mid-1800s. Although no humans were fatally harmed, a horse and mule were not so lucky.

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Lots of crocodiles here, but it's not a swamp

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Find this building with the picture above. This is the corner of a picture in the building

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What is the duration of a 10-year semiannual coupon bond with a face value ot $100,000, 10% coupon, and 11.8% yield? Round the answer to 3 places for the numbers of the address. The street name is contained in the word search puzzle.

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This little piggy ...

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By the Numbers

947 - Total AED sites submitted
330 - Total teams/individuals enrolled
90 ($4,500) - Golden AEDs found
110 ($5,500) - Golden AEDs remaining
$10,000 - Grand prize

A few words from the MyHeartMapChallenge team

The MyHeartMap Challenge is a social media, mobile media, crowdsourcing contest to find automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in Philadelphia. To help contest participants find AEDs, the MyHeartMap team has created a series of clues. The clues are meant to be fun; some are easy and some are hard.

Several of the clues contain the address of a location that has - or may have - AEDs. If you are the first person to figure out a clue and submit the associated information, you will win $50.

Other clues could help a team or individual find the most AEDs and win the $10,000 grand prize. The answers to selected clues will be posted after the contest ends. Most important, the MyHeartMap Challenge initiative is seeking to create a map and database that can be used to help victims of cardiac arrest, improve access to emergency care, and, hopefully, save lives.

Try to figure out the clues and join this important Philadelphia initiative!

Some of the AED locations in Philadelphia are in places that are locked, private, or accessible only by employees. We ask that you be respectful and contact locations before visiting to determine whether  they are OK with you viewing their AED. You should disclose the purpose of your visit.

Your participation will help build a map of AEDs that not only are publicly accessible, but also accessible to employees who work at specific locations.

Anyone not expressly prohibited according to contest rules can participate in the contest. Employees of buildings may participate consistent with their company's rules.

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