A PERTH motorcyclist has invented an ingenious but simple device to give paramedics and other emergency personnel rapid access to a rider’s critical medical information and contact details of next-of-kin. Maylands inventor Tony Walton says every Australian should have an I.C.Emergency usb on their keyring.
“None of us thinks we’re going to be involved in a serious accident, but at the same time we all know that shit happens,” Tony says. “And when it does happen, it really can be a matter of life-and-death if the emergency personnel don’t have quick access to important information.
“Hospital emergency staff could spend hours trying to track down relatives to get permission to operate, not knowing whether the patient is allergic to any medications or anaesthetics. And then there’s the heartache of family not knowing that their loved one has been involved in an accident.
“The pre-loaded file on the drive takes less than two minutes to complete with your personal information. It is simple to attach to your car or bike keyring and it’s instantly recognisable to hospital emergency staff. And the information on the file does not hold your address or drivers license number which could be used by a thief.”
WIN ONE! The Bike Shed Times is giving readers the chance to win one of five of Tony’s I.C.Emergency usb devices. Just visit our Facebook page (here), and ‘share’ our I.C.Emergency post. Make sure your privacy settings enable us to see who you are. (Settings-Privacy-Who Can See My Stuff – Public). All ‘shares’ between April 17 and April 24 will be eligible to win.
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