I've always thought about the importance of emergency ID being easily visible. And there is a kind of irony because hi viz is where it all started for Ahead Solutions owner of the You ID Me brand.
Back in 2012 I gave notice on my full-time job to start the Ahead Solutions company on the back of a hi-viz invention I had created, which sold well at a the The Cycle Show at the Birmingham NEC.
Soon after I began supplying medical ID and eventually created You ID Me, mainly due to having a couple of family members who needed more from their emergency ID products though also partly due to competition.
Wrist space s precious 'real estate'. There are all sorts of products and inventions crying out for your wrists, which is perhaps in itself the topic of another post... watches, jewellery, fitbits, sports gadgets, pedometers, charity support bands etc. etc.
I know through conversations with first responders and ambulance staff that in an emergency they'll generally check the neck and wrists of the person whom they are treating so almost any medical alert bracelet should be found.
However when it comes to wallet cards I think that would benefit from having the ability to stand out somewhat. That's why we've created the highly visible medical ID combo set as an offering to those that want a little more peace of mind.
What's good about this hi viz emergency ID is that the set is condition specific. So it's really clear and obvious - at a glance - to any first responder, paramedic or anyone from a medical team looking at either of these medical alert products what the medical condition of the wearer/carrier is.
Of course anyone treating or looking after you in an emergency can access all your vital emergency ID, contact and medical information by popping your unique ID number into the You ID Me portal. And, if you are on our Platinum Plan your emergency contacts can be alerted if you have an emergency and your ID bracelet or card is used to access your profile.
The listing has only been available for a few weeks and already there's been a great uptake; carriers of our high viz emergency ID cards don't always keep their card in their purse or wallet. Some are wearing on lanyards at work or when they go somewhere new or unfamiliar, so that it would be immediately obvious if the worst was to happen.
So, high vis emergency ID. Bright idea or a flash in the pan? What do you think? Please leave a comment or suggestion or your own experience of your own emergency identity product/s being located easily or not.
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