DoctorCloud is part of "Cloud on tap" family.
DoctorCloud is a new application of technology, designed to help first-responders and paramedics gain instant access to critical medical information in an emergency. Anyone can potentially benefit from DoctorCloud. However, for those with a known medical condition, the elderly or anyone taking prescribed drugs, it is particularly vital. Most of our customers simply use the system to record their own medical information so that, when they are asked for details of their current medication, they access their DoctorCloud device and show their phone to the doctor. It's the simplest way of ensuring that you do not forget anything.
Doctorcloud solution is patented: US Patent Registrar 62254203p
What is DoctorCloud?
It’s a simple device, which anyone can use. A typical DoctorCloud user wears a wristband, similar to popular rubber charity wristbands. Other users prefer to have a key fob, or to carry a card, or to display a sticker in their home. Some choose to use a combination.
Each device is embedded with a new technology, known as ‘NFC’ (near-field communication).
NFC was designed for use with mobile phones. Most smart phones have this technology and it’s anticipated that, by the end of 2015, virtually all new smart phones will have it. Around 68% of all smart phones sold in the UK have the NFC capability. The new iPhone 6 now has a NFC chip but Apple have locked this down to just their own ApplePay system. However, by the end of 2015, it is expected that a software update to IOS9 will unlock the chip to work with a much wider range of devices, such as Doctorcloud.
In an emergency, for example when someone collapses, after calling the emergency services any passer-by or neighbour with an NFC-enabled mobile phone can ‘tap’ the patient’s device. With a couple of clicks they can gain instant access to information which the wearer has chosen to disclose. This might include:
- their name
- known medical conditions
- medications they need
- any message, for example “Call 999. I have a heart condition. Spray is in my bag. Spray once in my mouth then wait for paramedics.”
A user might also choose to include information on organ donation, their date of birth, blood group, and a photograph.
Even if the first-responder hasn’t activated the DoctorCloud, the paramedics can do so on arrival, gaining vital, potentially life-saving information about the patient.