We were recently contacted by a team of local computer science research and math inclined quarantined students who were impressed with what they had seen and hear about the Omni Veil Network (powered by iSIGN). Hi-Tek and Omni Veil will possibly be using this study in their various presentations as the state of Nevada and the city of Las Vegas eases their Coronavirus/Covid-19 restrictions.
The students assumptions included that the small cost for registering for mobile alerts through the Omni Veil app would have been an add-on option to the ticket price for the concert and that a large number of the approximately 22,000 attendees would have completed the registration process to activate the app. These people would then have been in a position to receive an instant danger alert with subsequent alerts with instructions on where to exit, thus reducing the confusion that was rampant that night.
The students’ conclusion is that had the Omni Veil app been available at the time of the Mandalay Bay shooting incident in October 2017 and used by the event organizers, 20 of the 59 lives would have been saved and the over 850 injuries (413 wounded and 455 injured in the directionless stampede to exit) suffered that night would have been reduced by 50%.