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When a project is run by business people...
« on: October 07, 2013, 01:51:26 pm »
You get this:
http://www.pozible.com/project/34207

$5K for a new website
$5K for legal services
$5K for marketing

And an idea that can be replicated with a small printed sheet of paper.
 

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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 02:08:58 pm »
I saw once an insurance company that gave a standard numbered plastic card with your name and blood type with a 0800 phone. If you call the 0800 they inform any medical data and they advise your ctcs. Pretty simple , already included in you car insurance, why spend K$ for something so simple ?  |O
 

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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 02:14:32 pm »
They should try to get a refund on their academic credentials...
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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 12:03:12 am »
There has already been a lot of products like this.  One main difference- You can just look at the others, you don't have to spend time scanning it.
What if you are in a place where you don't get internet access?
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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2013, 09:02:08 am »
I guess next version will be bluetooth enabled and first responders can have all the info with single press of a button?

People with epilepsy already have this sort of thing.

http://www.americanmedical-id.com/marketplace/category_viewall.php?shopby=18&utm_source=Grid7&utm_medium=MyIHR&utm_campaign=HomePageGrids

They also operate in Australia (http://australia.universalmedicalid.com/australia/about_us.php)

Not limited to people with epilepsy.
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Who should wear a medical ID?

People with a wide range of conditions are recommended to wear medical IDs to alert healthcare professionals in an emergency. The following are good reasons to wear a medical ID:

Food, drug and insect allergies
Heart problems
Asthma, COPD
Kidney failure
Diabetes
Blood disorders
Alzheimer's disease, dementia, memory problems
Breathing disorders
Rare diseases
Epilepsy/seizure disorders
Hearing, visual or mental impairments
Transplant surgery
Clinical trial participation
Autism
Sickle Cell Anemia
Stroke risk
Multiple medicines

Why do active australian sports people need their own separate thing?
I guess they have extra money to spend for their own medical bracelet system to differentiate themselves.
Also this will have 24/7 support phone in case the website goes down.  |O 


EDIT: Interactive medical health record system is only for americans. Still no reason to start developing from scratch, like they claim to do.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2013, 09:07:21 am by Legit-Design »
 

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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013, 10:49:39 am »
AFAIK the new German health care ID cards (smartcards) include such a feature (including also other important data for emergencies like blood group, allergies, and so on).
 

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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 10:57:29 am »
I would call this thread rather: "Where dumb people want to spend money..."  :-DD
 

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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013, 12:40:22 pm »
Why do active australian sports people need their own separate thing?

They don't. It's a pointless product idea brainstormed by a couple of business people.
Ultimately, for things that really matter in an emergency (like medical stuff as you've listed) you wear a medical bracelet.
When you get creamed by a bus, the last thing the medical staff are going to care about is who to contact, they will be too busy saving your life.
 

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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 03:54:49 am »
AFAIK the new German health care ID cards (smartcards) include such a feature (including also other important data for emergencies like blood group, allergies, and so on).

Here is a low tech alternative

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_blood_group_tattoo

I would think that in civil life, a unique ID that can be looked up in a central medical database will address most cases. In military and wars things are more chaotic.
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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2013, 04:11:55 am »
Unfortunately some of these start-ups take off:



However as Taguchi put it...Great research and development before production will pay off substantially in the end. Better to streamline the process first then go in after and try redesigning a broken system.

I once had a friend after September 11th with all the Support Our Troops ribbons and Breast Cancer awareness ribbons go into buisness making these magnets and he could not cut them out fast enough. With just a simple html website.
My favorite one was "My magnet is better than yours". [Ah the good Ol'days]

But you have a serious point about the website Dave. 5K for that fancy sh*t, OVERKILL if I say so.

On that budget they should be doing RFID tagging.
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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013, 06:51:23 pm »
Unfortunately some of these start-ups take off:



But you have a serious point about the website Dave. 5K for that fancy sh*t, OVERKILL if I say so.

If they manage to take off with their campaign then those 5K were well-invested money, i would say. Shiny-shiny helps selling...
Of course the whole thing is facepalm-worthy, but never underestimate the stupidity of people in large groups.
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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2013, 07:02:01 pm »
Soooo, it has an ID# and 4 digit PIN printed on it ... wtf. Why not just have an ID number that is 4 digits longer?  I wonder if the user/wearer gets to pick their PIN? I bet someone stupid enough to buy this might also pick the same PIN as their ATM card. That would be extra helpful to pick-pockets.

Does AU have an FDA equivalent that is as stupid as the US FDA? I remember hearing about a similar concept a while back... but using implantable RFID chips. IIRC the company decided to NOT allow any health information in the database linked to the ID number. If they had health information it would make the RFID chip a medical device and would need FDA approvals, i.e. gazillions of dollars.
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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2013, 04:12:22 am »
....but never underestimate the stupidity of people in large groups.

You can never say that enough times.
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Re: When a project is run by business people...
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2013, 05:12:05 am »
I was going to be a smarty pants and suggest putting an MCU into something basic that's been around for years and years and then it dawned on me... I don't think there's anything left that hasn't had an mcu embedded in already...

As for this product to bad if the accident you are in is some form of EMP incident :)
 

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