Keyring makes medical records portable and secure


When an accident happens, it’s useful for both witnesses and emergency responders to know if the casualty has any underlying health issues that may need to be taken into account when attempting to help. We’ve already seen France’s Code d’Urgence QR code stickers deliver health data to doctors, and now the MedicalKeyring helps anyone to carry their medical records wherever they go, protected by biometric security.

The keyring takes the form of a 8GB USB stick embedded with what the company calls the world’s smallest fingerprint scanner. When connected to a computer, a simple swipe of the finger enables users to access their entire medical history, including information that may be vital in an emergency situation. Users can access and manage their data – including any conditions or allergies they have, medication they’re taking, and their emergency contact – through the device’s built-in software. Images such as x-rays or MRI scans can also be stored on the harddrive.

At USD 89.95, the MedicalKeyring could be the difference between life and death in the case of an emergency, giving responders immediate access to any information they may need. Are there other ways to make medical data more available, while also keeping it secure?


Spotted by Murtaza Patel, written by Springwise

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