Our research is centered around developing the best ways to notify families of the dying and deceased. We have made improvements in prioritizing and understanding the importance of the social bonds between the deceased and his or her relatives, friends, and co-workers.
Ongoing Development Projects:
- MOBILE WEB RESEARCH
One of the fastest ways to view a tribute is via your cell phone. At least this is our hope in the near future. Mobile Web access today still suffers from interoperability and usability problems. This is partly due to the small physical size of the screens of mobile devices and partly due to the incompatibility of many mobile devices with not only computer operating systems, but also the format of much of the information available on the Internet. New tools enabling the production of user interfaces customized for mobile devices are being developed every year to improve the accessabilty of web pages. Mobile Technology Growth Chart
Though internet access "on the go" provides advantages to many, such as the ability to communicate by email with others and obtain information anywhere, the web, accessed from mobile devices, has a large number of limitations. We at DeathNotify.com are working endlessly to improve the speed of service to mobile devices, resolving the nagging navigation issues, and allocating software development to create adequate compression formats.
- THE ROLE OF RELIGION AND DEATH
What do the major religions have to say about end-of-life care?
Many of our great religious traditions are not involved in actually working to improve care for end of life. So many of them are still stuck with the issues of the afterlife. But before the afterlife, there's the end of life and too many religions hold back from trying to focus on the medical, social, psychological, and even spiritual aspects of improving care at the end of life. That has to change if we're going to bring about better deaths for all of us.
We at DeathNotify.com are researching the role of religion and death.
We have learned that all religions place varying degrees of importance when facing death. In Jewish practice, if possible, a body is buried within 24 hours. There is no embalming. From its inception, Buddhism has stressed the importance of death, since awareness of death is what prompted the Buddha to perceive the ultimate futility of worldly concerns and pleasures. Realizing that death is inevitable for a person who is caught up in worldly pleasures and attitudes, he resolved to renounce the world and devote himself to finding a solution to this most basic of existential dilemmas. Begun in 1991, the goal of an organization called "The Compassion Sabbath Movement" is to improve end-of-life care in the United States. This movement (and many like it in America) finds ways to tend to the emotional, medical, and spiritual needs of the dying. Groups in 24 states now participate in the program.
Our research continues to explore the role that death has with religion.