Study on Use of Mobile Phones During Emergencies
Northeastern University in Boston has just launched a study of how mobile phones are used for communication around emergencies, with two surveys to examine phone use during Hurricane Sandy, and after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Both surveys utilize special Android apps that, while preserving privacy, identify the contacts that participants spoke to and texted with most frequently during and after these events. You can participate by downloading the Android app related to the emergency you experienced.
More about the study from FirstResponder.Gov http://www.firstresponder.gov/FRBlog/Post.aspx?ID=183
Hurricane Sandy App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sandy.android&hl=en
Boston Marathon App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bombingssurvey.android