It is wondered whether any of you reading this note right now remember those old medallion-like bracelets some folks used to wear. Perhaps some of you have been known to wear them as well. And, who knows, maybe some of you still find yourselves having to wear them today. There is that symbol you all know too well, and on the back of it is the briefest description of the condition you are exposed to.
That old-style bracelet also had an emergency number for those in your immediate vicinity to phone should you ever break down. These medical alerts had everything to do with serious medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease and a propensity to fall victim to sudden fits or seizures. It is also an indicator for those of you suffering from serious allergies which, if triggered, cause serious (over)reactions in the sufferer.
Now, it’s been pretty tough for those who’ve had to wear them in the past. It’s cumbersome, there’s stigmas attached, and so forth. And it’s not always clear-cut to the person placed in the field of rescue. But today’s medical id bracelets work a lot differently. No stigmas or prying eyes are possible, because this item could just as well be a nice, attractive piece of jewelry. But more importantly, if you really wanted to, you could do the following.
In this single bracelet, you could place almost your entire life’s history, from childbirth all the way through to your present age. You might be wondering just how this is possible. Well, all the information stored in this little number is software-encrypted. And that, of course, means there is more than enough storage capacity to give detailed information on whatever serious condition you are suffering from.