What parent testers had to say:
The ice button app and the ice pack is a great idea to make sure emergency workers have access to your information. It would help if a child got lost or wandered away. I have a child with autism. This service can give me piece of mind knowing that if he wanders off someone could scan his sticker and get him back to us quickly.
This app is phenomenal for parents or caretakers, especially for parents of special needs kids. We always worry that if something happens with our non-verbal child that the doctors will think something major has happened to him because he's non-verbal and will waste time trying to fix something they cannot fix. With this app on his device or a sticker in his shoe, it will provide the doctors with his condition so they don't treat it as a symptom of something bigger. With our non-verbal child becoming more independent and wanting to be off on his own, this app provides us the peace of mind knowing that if something were to happen, he will get the right assistance from the medical community.
In an emergency situation, medical personnel or attending bystanders can scan the ICEBlueButton QR code ‘ which might be on a sticker posted on a child’s bike helmet, skateboard or car seat; a sticker on a car’s windshield or saved on a smartphone lock screen — with any broadly available QR code scanner and quickly learn if the patient has any medical conditions, drug allergies, or other pertinent medical information. In addition to providing critical information, when activated, ICEBlueButton can automatically generate an email to the users’ emergency contacts that shows the location of the incident.
‘ICE Packs’ cost $24.99 and come with 24 waterproof stickers in two sizes, and one magnet imprinted with the ICE QR code. Visit www.icebluebutton/store to purchase. You must have downloaded the ICEBlueButton app from the iTunes App store or Google Play and created one or more ICE profiles to order ICE Packs.
Anyone with a smartphone can now ensure that emergency responders can see their health history, and loved ones get notified if their children are in an accident. Humetrix, a leading provider of consumer healthcare apps, today launched the ICEBlueButton store, which allows anyone to use the free iOS and Android ICEBlueButton apps to get and purchase stickers and magnets imprinted with their personal ‘In Case of Emergency’ QR code.