New decal is designed to save bikers' lives
A new product has been launched that is designed to help save lives of motorcyclists injured in collisions by making it easier for medical first responders to treat them.
The new 'Emergency Pal Helmet Decal' is designed to facilitate speedy treatment from medical staff by transmitting essential information about the rider such as medical history and emergency contact details direct to any kind of mobile phone. Emergency Pal says this is "achieved discretely and effectively through the use of cutting edge mobile technology, coupled with a simple and effective user interface".
Using the Emergency Pal Decal, medical first responders are able to access vital information via a variety of channels, the easiest of which is by simply tapping the NFC enabled decal, which will instantly bring up the rider’s information on any NFC equipped smart phone. It also has a QR code which can be scanned, and if the medical first responder doesn’t have access to NFC technology or a QR code reader, they can simply send a text to the number on the decal.
Ian Cunningham, founder of Emergency PAL, says: “No one plans an accident or emergency. They just happen and in many of these cases the patient cannot respond when asked about their symptoms, medical history or current medication. Medical first responders face an uphill battle to treat them and get them to hospital effectively.
"We hope that our Emergency Pal Decal will make the job of the medical first responders much easier by offering the helmet wearer’s essential medical history, previous medical treatment and current medication data, and emergency contacts simply by interacting with the decal via their mobile device.”
For more information contact Rebecca Appleton on 01623 428996
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
NRSC 2017 | Manchester | 14-15.11.17
Click here to watch the presentations
YDF 2018 | RAC Club, London | 25.4.18
For more info and to register to attend click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Could a hacker hijack your connected car?
BBC News looks at whether a rise in ‘over the air’ software updates means the risk of hacker hijack is also increasing.
History of road safety, The Highway Code and the driving test
Updated following changes to the practical driving test in December 2017, this DfT blog looks at the history of road safety, The Highway Code and the driving test.
THINK! ‘pink kittens’ mobile phone advert
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert