You-ID.me is already a winning emergency medical ID service providing life-saving Next of Kin contact and vital medical information to medical staff, the emergency services or a first-attender - very quickly - in the event of an emergency.
Now we're about to include a new safety feature that will automatically inform your chosen emergency contacts that you are experiencing a problem and need help.
Our new safety feature is called 'Text My Contacts'. It will ensure that You-ID.me continues to be the number one emergency medical ID solution for people with a medical condition that need to carry vital ID and other information relating to their condition.
The new service will instantly send SMS text notifications to your Next of Kin / contacts as soon as your You-ID.me medical ID profile is accessed by emergency services or a first-attender.
Text My Contacts provides you and your loved ones with extra confidence and allows emergency contacts to respond without hesitation in the event of an emergency or if you run into difficulty.
Emergency SMS Text Notifications
The wording of You-ID.me's emergency SMS text notifications will be as follows:
How Do I Get 'Text My Contacts'?
'Text My Contacts' is included as standard in the You-ID.me Platinum Service package. Existing members who enjoy our Premium package will see that the service has automatically been included in their control panel when they access their account in the near future.
If you would like to upgrade your package to enjoy the benefits of the new Text My Contacts service please visit the You-ID.me service upgrade page.
Our best-selling medical ID wristband is simple yet effective. But because the medical ID system works with any smartphone, tablet or PC, it's easy to think that it's,,,well,,,complex!
That's why we've created this infographic that details the key components and features of the wristband.
SMART Medical ID Wristband: Quick Run Through
Sometimes the simplest ideas can be rather effective...
Whilst talking to a customer this week the lady explained that her daughter had taken a photo of the username label that came with her mother's You-ID.me wristband.
She wanted to have her mum's emergency ID handy as a backup in case she was not present or if per chance mum had forgotten to wear the bracelet.
She'd also sent the image through to other family members too.
It's not a bad IDea. Your unique emergency medical ID is yours to use wherever you wish... And appearing in more places will naturally increase the likelihood of your ID being located in the event of an emergency.
Other customers have their Unique ID in cars, on jewellery, as their office PC screensaver... last year we even heard of a young diabetic that had her ID applied on her forearm in semi-permanent tattoo for a hen weekend!!
So use your unique ID wherever you wish. That's what it's for.😊
Keep the good IDeas coming.
Solo run this weekend? And will Sir or Madam be taking any emergency ID?
This week has seen the launch of our new range of Smartphone compatible ID integrated running gear. That means from now on, to ensure you have your life-saving emergency ID, all you need to do is wear your running top!
In the event of an accident or emergency the ID breast panel can be scanned with a compatible NFC Smartphone, or the code entered at You-ID.me.
This will provide immediate access to your secure emergency profile where you have registered your emergency contacts' information as well as any allergies, medical conditions, medications and specific instructions.
SET UP IS EASY
Order and set-up is simple; no apps to download and no programming nonsense to worry about: -
SELECTION OF STYLES & COLOURS
With two styles available in long or short sleeve and six colours plus a choice of reflective options there is an ID embedded running top for everyone.
Apart form the great use of technology as a safety application, one of the best things about this piece of wearable tech is the price; the investment to a runner is typically half what they would shell out for a running top and an ID wristband.
"Last year the Apple iPhone 6 joined the majority of smartphones by containing an NFC controller. However, at the moment, this new iPhone is locked down only to the Apple Pay mobile payment system. This means that iPhone 6 users are unable to take advantage of the massive potential of NFC through apps, tags and communication.
Despite this, in the 72 hours following it's launch, a million credit cards had been registered with Apple Pay - an indication of the popularity from Apple's user base. Since launch, we've been asked many times if an when Apple will open up access to the NFC controller and what difference it would make to the market. In answer to the first part - we simply don't know. Most commentators, including RapidNFC, believe that they will (and that it will be able to scan tags) but when is a different point.
As for what difference it would make, let's consider what will happen if the iPhone's NFC controller is opened up and allowed to function with NFC tags and applications." Credit the above from RapidNFC (no point in reinventing the wheel!).
SMART ID WRISTBANDS WHAT THAT MEANS
It still means that you are still 4 times more likely to be assisted by someone with a Smartphone that IS compatible with your SMART emergency ID wristband because 80% of the market (at the time of writing) uses a Smartphone with the Android, Blackberry or Windows operating system.
It would be poor judgement not to go SMART simply because you have an iPhone or because you're an advocate of Apple. We say go SMART now. At the end of the day you have to remember why you are buying the wristband. Your health or the health of a loved one, perhaps child safety, running or riding solo...
Aren't the odds worth the £5 more you pay for the SMART ID Bracelet?
If your ID wristband isn't a SMART ID Wristband then it's...erm... not so smart. Check out the very latest SMARTPHONE readable identity wristbands from You-iD.me.
ID wristbands have improved in terms of the amount of information they can hold but how do they work and what are the options? Here is a quick overview of the options with links to further information on each.
SMART ID EMERGENCY IDENTITY WRISTBANDS
SMART ID means the bracelet has an embedded RFID tag which carries all the wearer's vital information. It allows the tag to be read by most smartphones which is good news in the event of an emergency since most people own a smart device now.
Because your info is stored electronically it takes almost no space, so you can include all the really important things that you would want to say to a paramedic if you were able to. No more limited space with tiny illegible handwriting on a little ID card - now you really can include it all - there is no limit to what can be held.
Pros: It's fast! Your information is displayed in seconds. Works with most smartphones
Cons: Not currently compatible with Apple iphone due to their NFC controller being 'locked down' (Boooo Apple!)
Watch video demonstration below and learn more about SMART EMERGENCY ID Wristbands
CODED ID EMERGENCY IDENTITY BRACELETS
CODED ID means that the ID card enclosed inside the wristband has a unique code that emergency services may use to access the wearer's vital information. They may use a Smartphone or a computer (desktop, laptop or tablet) to access your emergency identity profile.
Pros: Works with every smartphone on the planet with an internet connection.
Cons: The service has a small monthly charge
Watch video demonstration below and learn more about CODED EMERGENCY ID Wristbands
We're a small team working extremely hard to ensure that carrying ID is secure, easy and affordable for our customers.