Code4Armour™ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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