Have you ever been in a situation where you have to access your medical information online, but can’t? When there is a medical emergency, there needs to be an immediate response. However, what if the patient cannot provide important information about their medical status? There’s a solution to that now. Most other smart wearables make use of CPUs, antennas and displays to provide your medical data. There’s a device now that needs none of this to function. It’s called Wrixo, and it can share your medical information when you can’t.
Wrixo is a simple waterproof wristband that can use a preprinted QR code or built-in NFC chip to access important patient health info, which includes medical history, prescriptions, allergies and so on. Wrixo users can store their medical info in cloud storage and share it through the wristband. Also, users can upload other relevant information like their blood type, insurance, and even past records.
According to Wrixo, the technology behind the wristband is HIPPA-compliant. Doctors can simply scan the Q code on the wristband to access the patient’s information. The embedded NFC chip would allow emergency responders to get at the medical information of patients with an NFC-enabled smartphone. Also, a simple tag can turn this device into a necklace or keychain. One can also attach it to a service dog’s collar or vest if necessary.
The wristbands are available for preorder oh the Wrixo website. Also, Idol Memory launched a campaign to give a percentage of the proceeds for the sale of the wristbands to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Here’s a quote from the founder of Wrixo, George Shih:
“It could truly be the difference between life and death. It is crucial that emergency and medical personnel have immediate access to patient records and information so they can administer the proper treatment in a matter of seconds”.