Advances in Medical Jewelry Show Promise

Advances in Medical Jewelry Show PromiseKathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, calls mHealth and its potential “the biggest technology breakthrough of our time.”

Helping to fuel the increasing clarity of this industry’s potential has been the recent innovations observed in the wearable tech market.

So far, one of the most buzz-worthy advancements gaining steam in 2014 is in the product category of medical jewelry.

Just this month, My ID Square introduced an innovative line of medical jewelry poised to “revolutionize the use of connected health technology.”

“No other medical ID on the market provides the same level of functionality: alerting emergency contacts and transmitting location data, while also allowing users to maintain their medical information online via mobile devices,” the company said in a written statement.

My ID Square’s bracelets and dog tags utilize Quick Response (QR) codes and URLs that link directly to online emergency medical profiles. These profiles are maintained by users and include vital information on allergies, medications, chronic conditions, physicians and emergency contacts.

When an ID known as a SquID (for Square ID) is scanned, critical information is instantly accessed.

To see video of the device in action and perhaps catch a glimpse of the future of wearable medical jewelry, check out the clip below.

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