The GawkStopper dignity screen

Donna Alison explains the circumstances behind the creation of the Gawkstopper. I had a light bulb moment for this innovative tool when I was the first to arrive on the scene of a two car accident in 2011, where all four people were killed. After calling 911, a volunteer fireman showed up first and as we directed traffic you could see the people passing by taking photos. I told him that my belated twin and I had always talked about designing something to help stop the onlookers. He replied that the first responders have needed something like that for years, so I decided then that now was a good time to create it.

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