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Code4Armour™: medical alert band speaks when you can’t

medic-markCode4Armour™ recently unveiled a battery-free, shock and water-resistant medical alert band. The novel band works in conjunction with a mobile app to provide important information when the person. The device is particularly effective when the person can’t speak for themselves.

Mark Litman, the company’s Founder and Chief Evangelist, took a few minutes away from his product launch to speak with Living Well With Epilepsy about how this new band.

On Code4Armour™

JESSICA KEENAN SMITH: Mark, thank you again for speaking with Living Well With Epilepsy during such a busy time. Can you give us a sense of how Code4Armour™ is different from other medical alert bracelets?

MARK LITMAN: Sure, I’d be happy to. Those first minutes at an emergency scene are critical. Code4Armour™ is a wearable device and mobile app that can provide EMTs and Paramedics instant access to vital medical Information when a person is experiencing a medical emergency. Code4Armour™ literally speaks when the patient can’t.

C4A-BandSMITH: How does it work?

LITMAN: The Code4Armour™ solution is on a playing field all its own. It’s the only alert system with the capability to deliver vital health information in seconds and hands-free via our patent pending VitalSpeak™ text-to-speech engine.

SMITH: How does this work with a mobile phone?

The alert service communicates health information to first responders in just seconds in the event of an emergency.

The Inspiration

SMITH: I’m curious, what inspired the band?

LITMAN: As a paramedic who has attended thousands of  medical  emergencies,  I know  that one of the biggest challenges when arriving on scene can be accessing critical information on the patient. This gets amplified when the patient has a special medical need such as epilepsy.

c4a_androidSMITH: Have any first responders tried out the band?

LITMAN: We have been working with the 52 EMS services across Ontario implementing pilot programs. Our goal is to have every service in Ontario utilizing Code4Armour™ by the end of the year.

SMITH: That’s amazing. What sort of response have you had from EMTs and Paramedics?

LITMAN: The organizations we have spoken to are relieved when they see the Code4Armour™ solution in action, often communicating that it’s exactly the sort of tool they’ve been hoping for.

SMITH: What is the benefit to a person with epilepsy?

LITMAN: Code4Armour™ can provide support to people unable to communicate for themselves in an emergency.  It is also a great resource for people with conditions that effect gross or fine motor skills.

How to Order

SMITH: What is the best way to order a band?

LITMAN: Between now and November 9 you can order your band through our IndiGoGo crowdfunding campaign.

SMITH: How can we participate in the crowdfunding campaign.

LITMAN: I’m really pleased to announce that Code4Armour™ reached 25% of its overall funding goal within the first six hours. Your order can help us get bands in the hands as quickly as possible.

IndiGoGo Campaign

For More Information

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