ScanMed QR Helps Emergency Responders Save Time and Lives Using QR Technology

Quick Response (QR) band provides critical information at the scene of emergencies


 
 

| Friday, May 4, 2012


OKLAHOMA CITY — April 20, 2012 — In a major leap forward for the emergency
response industry, Oklahoma City based, Rocket Surgery Concepts has announced the launch of
their year long project that allows fire, rescue, EMT and law enforcement officials the ability to
retrieve vital medical and emergency information using Quick Response (QR) technology. “My
mother is diabetic and also suffers from epilepsy.” Said co-founder and President, Eric
Richardson. “A low blood sugar or seizure could render anybody unconscious without warning.

What’s worse, diabetics or epileptics have many times been mistaken for someone that is
overdosing or possibly intoxicated.” Richardson continued, “Sadly, some of these people have
either lost their lives or come close because of a general public unawareness or inexperience in
dealing with medical conditions that change a person’s outward behavior.”

Unique Codes Contain Vital Information
Using Quick Response (QR) technology, ScanMed QR allows a customer to easily create
a profile on their website (www.ScanMedQR.com), edit their information including medical
illnesses, current medications as well as known drug, food and material allergies and emergency
contacts. Once completed, the customer orders their silicone sports band for only $24.99 per
year and receives it within 7-10 days. Customers also receive updates, upgrades and feature
improvements at no additional cost.

Each band is laser etched with the wearers’ unique QR code and branded with the
ScanMed QR logo including two easily identifiable medical symbols on each side of the logo. In
the event of an emergency, responders or Good Samaritans can use any number of free QR
scanners available for their iPhone or Android smartphone to quickly scan the wearers’ QR
image and instantly see all information that their customers have chosen to show on their profile.
Richardson commented, “If we can just shave ten to fifteen minutes that it normally takes to
stabilize a person at the scene and get them to a medical facility, that could be the difference
between life and death for some individuals.”

Wearable, Durable, and Life Tested
Richardson’s mother and Vice-President, Victoria Bill said, “Being a diabetic, I’ve tried
traditional medical alert ID bracelets, but having multiple illnesses, there was nothing on the
market that could contain all of my information and medical complications.”

During his research Richardson found a couple of companies that used QR technology branded
on a identification card or key chain accessory. “The problem with that solution is that you
aren’t always carrying your wallet or your keys. How many athletes run a 2K with their car keys
or their wallet in their back pocket or how many kids go to the beach or swimming pool carrying
their car keys?”

Although the company will offer an identification card for individuals that prefer to carry their information instead of wearing it, Richardson continued, “Our whole goal is to continue to improve medical alert technology. That’s why we’re already working with our development team to release our own smartphone app that will give users the ability to update and change their info right from their smartphone. We're also working on our next product that will be directed at kids called ‘ScanMed JR.' which will give parents the ability to provide medical treatment consent forms for their kids as well as other valuable features.”

ScanMed QR, ScanMed, ScanMed Bands are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Rocket Surgery Concepts, Inc. in the United States
and/or other countries.




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