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Student with food allergies develops low-cost bracelet to help people with the same condition

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-09-11 14:12

About the solution

The bracelet has a QR code that leads to a website with information about the patient.

"In a medical emergency, let's say that you are allergic to peanuts and you accidentally consume your allergen go into anaphylactic shock and become unresponsive. Instead of someone standing over you and maybe having basic information like you need an EpiPen, you can scan this bracelet. So all you have to do is take a picture of it using your standard smartphone camera, and it will link you to a webpage that holds all sorts of information”, the inventor explained.

This webpage has details about the allergic person: name, emergency contacts, medication list and even where on a person their medication is located for others to access.

"But the main heading is going to say 'allergy - peanuts', and this is what it looks like, this is why it's happening, and here's what you need to fix it," the student noted.

Kately had the idea for this system after seeing a video featuring similar bracelets who were too expensive. "We were watching medical videos in class and an ad popped up for medical bracelets, just the standard one. And I was thinking a bracelet for $200, not covered by insurance, and you get four lines of text to save someone's life in an emergency.
That's not enough”, she recalled.

As of 2019, Katelyn was working on the bracelet prototype. She has presented her invention to the Governor and got 2n place in UMD's Shark Tank 2019 competition earlier this week.

The student hopes to have the device fully ready by Fall 2020.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2k7oATE

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Katelyn France, from the USA, suffers from food allergies. That led her to invent, when she was in high school, an affordable bracelet to help people who have these allergies in case of anaphylactic shock.

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  • pumpedfish Sat, 09/14/2019 - 05:48

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  • Kyle18 Mon, 09/16/2019 - 20:47

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