General care, information technology  

Personal record system for emergencies on USB memory drive

17 August 2006

Michigan, USA. The ICER-2-GO is a record system for vital medical and personal information stored on a USB memory stick. When it is plugged into a computer's USB port it gives first responders rapid access to emergency medical information.

The ICER-2-GO (standing for 'in case of emergency record') can store a person's medical history, which can be updated as needed and supplied to a doctor when seeking medical treatment. The records are protected by 256-bit encryption to prevent unauthorised access.

The device also serves as a complete disaster plan. With the ability to capture financial records, bank records, family photos and legal documents. To help in the case that family members go missing, the records can store physical descriptions and identifying marks of family members and, for children, information about after-school activities and contact information about teachers and friends.

"ICER-2-GO was developed from a very personal need. I have dealt with the effects of a chronic disease, multiple sclerosis, for over twenty-five years," said company President Marilyn K. Gard. "It becomes difficult to remember every doctor I have consulted, every test that has been run. ICER-2-GO keeps track of my health history for me."

"The key to saving lives is information. When emergency responders have access to a person's medication history, allergies, physicians, emergency contacts and current health issues, they can make appropriate medical decisions in the field or in the emergency room," said Michele Booher, Director of Support Services.

Most home computers with a USB port can run the software to set up the emergency record, and the ICER-2-GO USB drive can be attached to a key chain or worn around the neck. The complete package costs less than US$150.

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