It is a device that can greatly accelerate access to key medical information during the golden hour of a life-threatening crisis. In an emergency, every second counts in evaluating the situation and treatment options accurately.
World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress, Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 1, 2006
Angel Technology is launching a next-generation USB memory device, called Angel Key, which carries a person's personal medical history and automatically "snaps open" to the information when plugged into on-board computer systems in ambulances and police cars. There are no device drivers to download for the compact, durable memory device.
"This is more than just a memory stick or thumb drive," said John Bryant, president and founder of Angel Technology. "It is a device that can greatly accelerate access to key medical information during the golden hour of a life-threatening crisis. In an emergency, every second counts in evaluating the situation and treatment options accurately."
The innovative use of a thumb drive allows personal medical profiles to be created for an Angel carrier through 14 simple online personal health wizard that captures information about allergies, blood type, etc. The data is then automatically centralized with the Angel Emergency Online Database and duplicated onto the Angel Key. First responders can access the emergency data by simply inserting it into any USB port. Police cars, ambulances and fire trucks in most cities use a PC in their vehicles, enabling rapid access to crucial Angel Key information.
The Angel Key also comes with an optional automated voice response system, which allows first responders to access the emergency information through any cell phone.
Angel carriers can download files such as x-rays, MRI results and their living will to the device, which has a memory capacity of up to 2 gigabytes and runs on both Windows XP/2000 and Apple Macintosh running OS/X. All information is encrypted to protect against unauthorized access.
Angel Powered's suite of emergency medical information products includes Angel Key, Angel Voice (cell) and Angel Online. All Angel carriers receive six personal data stickers to affix to their driver's license, cell phone, passport, helmet, tool box, windshield or anywhere else healthcare professionals would see them. In addition, two key ring tabs alert first responders that the victim carries digital information to be used if they are unable to communicate or are confused.
Prices for Angel's line of products range from $39.99 for online access to $79.99 for the Angel Key and Voice Access. The information carried on Angel is not part of a global network of pharmaceutical, insurance or other companies' databases with medical affiliations. It is not shared with clinics, HMOs, hospitals, banks or employers, which puts individuals in charge of their personal health information.
Angel is a product of Angel Technology and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. To learn more about Angel, please visit http://www.angelpowered.com.