Firefighters, doctors, hospital staff... several thousands of emergency doctors are confronted every day with patients in an emergency without having immediate access to their medical records. In these situations, the history is often important and every second counts.
MyMDband has thus developed a wristband allowing instant access to the medical information of its wearer thanks to a simple scan - via any smartphone - of the unique QR code engraved on its buckle.
MyMDband is a bracelet that allows immediate access to the medical information of its wearer by simply scanning the unique barcode engraved on the buckle with a smartphone. It was developed by Elie Gorodetzer and his grandson Guideon Rogers in Israel to compensate for the lack of medical information during first aid administered by emergency nurses in the event of an accident or a fall. Its essential vocation is therefore to enable medical teams to provide the best possible treatment to the patient in emergency situations that he or she may face and in which every second can count.
It is much more complete than the bracelet developed in the experimental stage at Google X Labs, of which we talked about this summer on UP'.. He was only able to measure pulse, heart rate and skin surface temperature. Now we're left with a sophisticated tool of medical information useful in an emergency.
Medical records available 24 hours a day
It's kind of like having your doctor around all the time! Each medical record can be created and updated by the patient, his or her caregivers, or his or her doctor via a secure website. User-friendly and ergonomic, the entry is done quickly by successive choices in the appropriate sections.
It essentially contains the medical information necessary in case of emergency illnesses and diseases, drug treatments, allergies, vaccinations, medical devices, history (last ECG in particular), as well as the patient's medical and personal contacts such as your last electrocardiogram or latest tests.
Updates can also be made by relatives with access to the interface, thanks to a secure access to their file on the dedicated website.
A smart bracelet
The bracelet is made of silicone and on its upper buckle a bar code is laser engraved. It can be worn 24 hours a day in all conditions. This unique code is connected to the bracelet owner's medical file.
A PIN code is also engraved on the back of the buckle as well as a 9-digit identification number to access the file via a secure website. When the bracelet is scanned (with any smartphone scan application) and after entering the PIN code, the patient's medical information is displayed on the screen. A message warning that the bracelet has been scanned is sent to the personal contacts with the geolocation information (the location where the bracelet was scanned).
When the QR code is scanned, the preselected contacts (relatives and/or attending physician) are automatically notified by email and/or sms, with geolocation of the bracelet.
Last little detail: The bracelet presents information in the local language so that you can benefit from the best care, anywhere in the world.
How does it work?
Displays on smartphone: To access an example from your mobile phone, log on to www.411.md and enter: PIN code: 92948 - Serial number: 36592337. You will then get exactly the same result as if you had scanned the barcode of the buckle of the corresponding bracelet.
The optional "Additional Information" statement under the carrier data indicates that certain data in the record is protected by an additional password, which must be obtained verbally from the patient.
A market of 15 million seniors in France
With more than 15 million seniors over 60 years old in France, MyMDband is particularly suitable for people at risk, patients suffering from Alzheimer's, diabetes, respiratory or cardiac problems, or who have recently been hospitalised and more generally for anyone whose medical history needs to be known in an emergency. It may also decongesting hospital emergency departmentsor at least their executive officers.
Developed by the Israeli start-up Mymdband Inc, it has been marketed since 2014 in the United States, Canada, the Middle East, Australia and Latin America, and most recently in France and Belgium at the public price of €48 (purchase of the bracelet + annual subscription) or €96 for three years. It is accessible to all budgets.