I’m getting rigged up for my first cross-country motorcycle trip in quite awhile. I bought a new Shoei Multitec helmet, found a set of soft saddlebags to replace my ancient Krauser system, gloves, new boots, and this:
A standard procedure is to inventory your wallet and other personal effects if you are non-responsive when you require medical treatment. It comes with an alerting decal for you to place on one of your identification cards (i.e. Driver’s License or Insurance Card) to alert emergency personnel that you are carrying the device. I’m putting the sticker on my helmet.
I use the Road ID when I bike, run and swim. Easily attaches to your ankle. Road ID has all your health and contact info the first responders can pull up on the product, phone and online. Sells for $19.95. Go to http://www.roadid.com for details.
How about a bar code tattoo so they just scan you?
Actually, why not just put the bar code with the info on the ID where the sticker is that say’s “I have a USB on my person”
It’s less likely to get damaged, and one less thing you have to carry around.
It’s funny, I’m not sure if it is because I’m getting older, or if our culture is more focused on these things in general, but I remember going to Korea, Taiwan, and China on little more than a wing and a prayer… and now if I’m going on a 5 mile mile jog I make sure my wife’s contact info is on me in case I get run over or I feel odd… maybe it’s just the Boston drivers though.
There’s no “hard surface” on the inside of this helmet (other than the back of the face shield), but that’s a very good point. The back of my Driver’s License would be a better choice; my paper insurance card is so flimsy I doubt that it will last the full year.
Which leads me to think about that magnetic strip that is already on the back of my Driver’s License… I wonder what Big Brother already has encrypted on it?
Hmmm. Anyone know of a “universal card reader” that could be used- to read the various magnetic strips in our lives?
it’s probably just a long serial number… or is it!?
You know, maybe just a card in your wallet with a web link might be the best, then info can be easily added and there’s no danger of damaging the electronics. Maybe even a medcard service… $20 for a permanent page link
I heard an excellent story lately about a consultancy contracted to design a new navigation system for patients in a hospital. The client pretty much had a technological product-y system in mind.
The designers flipped the project on it’s end and set up an elderly volunteer workforce that stood in the lobby and personally guided patients around the hospital. It put a human face on the problem, gave people a way to be a part of society, probably cost less, and was arguable a much better solution…