MAPLE RIDGE, British Columbia
- July 3, 2014
-- An exciting new medical identification product has launched that uses smartphone technology to obtain critical medical and personal information. Seeing the need for a product that provides more reliable and detailed medical I.D., a seasoned employee of the BC Ambulance Service has created the ResQ Scan Bracelet in an effort to provide emergency personnel a means of obtaining important information. When patients are not able to provide their medical information to rescuers, a scan of their unique bracelet will do it for them.
“The ResQ Scan Bracelet was developed with one goal in mind- to provide timely and detailed medical information to emergency personnel- when the patient can’t to do so for themselves.”
said Lee Roberts, Owner and developer of the ResQ Scan Bracelet. “There’s a real benefit to using QR Codes, as it allows us to create a dynamic profile that can be changed whenever the customer needs to update their information, such as a change in prescription medications. Plus the code will hold an unlimited amount of information, including an “ICE” (in case of emergency) contact number, health care numbers, allergies and much more”.
Quick Response Codes, or QR Codes were originally designed for the Japanese automotive industry as a quick and reliable way of tracking vehicles during the manufacturing process. Today, they are quickly gaining popularity in the advertising and marketing industry as they can be seen in magazines, flyers and other promotional material. As they’re designed to allow high speed scanning, QR Codes are ideal for retrieving medical information in an emergency.
Based in Maple Ridge, ResQ Scan Communication is owned by Lee Roberts, who has over fourteen years of experience as a Paramedic (stationed in New Westminster)
, as well as a background in business and marketing. Having attended thousands of medical emergencies, Roberts has seen many patients that do not carry proper identification with them; the ResQ Scan Bracelet was developed with one specific goal, and that’s to provide more information in the event of a personal emergency. The company’s short term goals are to establish itself in the local market before expanding nationally; as well as developing a proprietary mobile application for first responders. ResQ Scan has also applied for an appearance on the Dragon’s Den.