Going a step beyond the latest USB medical records stored jewelry devices recently flooding the market, the new Insert Alert is a bit more futuristic. It finds the victim, it monitors victim's vital signs and it auto-dials nearest 9-11.
A Hot Springs, Ar. Inventor and entrepreneur was recently awarded a proprietary patent for a high techmedical device Insert Alert which is worn as jewelry. Unlike other USB Devices that only store patient information, Insert Alert uses satellite imaging to locate victim, even underwater, “dials 9-1-1 and loved ones with exact location while monitoring vital signs. It is completely non-invasive.
London is also Internet cartoonist and writer Rick London-Stetelman (aka Rick London), founder and co-creator of Londons Times Cartoons has invented and patented a new non-invasive medical alert device that is fully automated. No pressing a button, no calling for help, the computerized device even “knows” the victim is in grave danger even if he/she does not, and “dials” the nearest 911 text messaging them your name, location, medical history, and complete current vital signs. London just received a patent on his proprietary system “Insert Alert” last week, and awarded the contract to ASC Technologies, Inc. to develop it. (Patent # 60/881741).
London's website showcases two Power Point presentations, one for the public and investors and the other for the scientific and medical community. Both are available to review on the web site. London says, “We designed the product to have a lot of incredible features that are much more practical than finding a device, pushing a button and yelling for help or just a piece of jewelrycontaining USB gathered medical info All that is good and well, and works in many circumstances, but there are a majority in which all the information is a moot point. If the medical community cannot find the victim, the chip can contain the entire hospital's records and it doesn't make a difference.”
And London should know. He suffered a major heart attack in 2001 and says he was so disoriented he would not have known what the device was, much less be able to push a button and yell anything. “I was lucky enough to have a friend with me who saw what was happening and rushed me to the hospital.” He adds, “At the risk of not sounding very humble, this device will save lives. Lots of them. I could have had that heart attack hiking in the woods alone or fishing (which I often do). Had that attack happened to me, and I had what is available on the market today, I would not be here to invent this. As disoriented as I was, I can just imagine myself finding a device, even knowing what it was if I DID find it, pressing a button, and saying “Help, I've fallen...etc”.
Insert Alert is a pre-programmed computer chip embedded in a piece of jewelry worn around the neck or wrist that monitors vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate and even oxygen level. It not only detects natural cause incidents but gunshot, auto accidents and even works underwater in case of boating or swimming accidents. The person can even be in a jet traveling over the ocean, Insert Alert is at work at all times. The device already has the wearers name, medical history, pone numbers or emails of loved ones, and current vital signs pre-programmed in the computer chip. It alerts loved-ones with the same information it does 9-1-1.
If something is wrong, even if the victim is unconscious or conscious and not aware of a problem (this happens often...denial of symptoms); the device “knows” and “dials” 9-1-1, or the nearest health care facility giving explicit details of the patient's conditions and location.
It includes satellite imaging, very similar to what we see in new autos and enables the medical/or emergency community to find you whether you are in a Peoria Starbucks or hiking in the Himalayas or on an Alaskan cruise. London adds, “We are currently in the “numbers-crunching” stage. We want to be able to keep it affordable for anyone, and attractive to insurance companies since it should undoubtedly expedite treatment to patients with a medical history. London says he has contacted several venture capitalist companies that specialize in medical devices and plans to talk to health care and insurance groups about it as well. London finally adds, “Though the product has now been patented, completely designed, etc. now we are at the stage of budgeting and cost-factors to construct our business plan to present to venture capitalists and/or angels."