Two Israeli medics have created a bracelet with the potential to save lives. MyMDband is a device that when scanned, provides first-responders immediate access to the wearer's medical information, allowing them to provide the best possible medical care in an emergency:
MyMDband recently went on the market in eight countries. The waterproof, maintenance-free, lifetime-guaranteed silicon band with a laser-engraved QR code on a stainless-steel buckle displays all the data needed immediately after it’s scanned: prior medical conditions, current medications, allergies, vaccinations; even the patient’s last EKG. ...
MyMDband puts a sophisticated new twist on an old, low-tech product.
“Medical alert bracelets have been around for 50 years and haven’t really evolved; they provide very limited information,” [Gidon Rogers, a computer professional and a volunteer medic for Israel’s Magen David Adom first-response network] tells ISRAEL21c.
“Ours have everything you need to know in the ambulance or emergency room. And when the QR code is scanned, we automatically notify your emergency contacts and use the phone’s GPS to tell them where you’re located.” ...
“As a volunteer medic, I see the need for this solution all the time. Even conscious patients sometimes have trouble communicating effectively and it can be life-threatening if I don’t know their existing medical conditions or allergies. So here all the information is accessible in seconds.”
They designed it for the wrist for the simple reason that it’s visible during the routine blood pressure and pulse check. The basic band is black; an optional Style Pack contains different colored bands.