New ICEDOT to be unveiled in Sooner jerseys for Florida State game.
NORMAN, Okla. --
Whether in training or during competition, providing University of Oklahoma student-athletes with the latest safety and performance technology is always a top priority. Identifying an opportunity to improve emergency medical response, Invisible Bracelet and OU have teamed up to deliver a solution that provides first-responders with almost instant access to the athlete's important health information. That solution is ICEDOT
This innovative new safety device is a small disc that can be applied to a wide variety of athletic apparel and equipment. In the event of an emergency, the ICEDOT is coded to provide first responders with access to critical health information about the patient and any "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) contacts.
The first use of the ICEDOT will be on Sept. 11 at the University of Oklahoma versus Florida State University football game in Norman, Okla. This new program marks the first time athletes will have this personal identification technology on the field, in training, and during team transit.
Jointly developed by Invisible Bracelet and the University of Oklahoma's Athletics department, ICEDOT is an athletic identifier that is based on the Invisible Bracelet (iB) virtual medical ID service. ICEDOT does not obstruct performance and makes it possible for emergency response providers to have the health information they need from athletes who typically have no identification with them during a workout.
"When athletes are injured, they may not be able to communicate anything about their health. We developed the ICEDOT with Oklahoma so that their apparel can communicate with emergency providers for them," said Noah Roberts, CEO, Invisible Bracelet. "Through this technology development partnership, we have created a solution that we expect will revolutionize athletics and emergency care."
Instead of carrying an iB membership card or key fob, the ICEDOT has the user-assigned personal identification number (PIN) on the inside of the disc. Emergency medical service (EMS) providers in Oklahoma are trained to look for the ICEDOT. The medics can query the PIN using the iB Medic Network search engine and get instant access to patient-provided information about current health conditions and notify any ICE contacts, if transport to a hospital is necessary.
The football team will be the first to have the ICEDOT identifiers. All of their practice jerseys and training gear will be equipped with ICEDOT. To comply with game uniform regulations, the user PIN number will be stitched inside each game jersey.
All men's and women's Sooner athletes will be issued the ICEDOT to wear on their uniforms and practice gear. The ICEDOT can be attached to almost any of their workout gear. The small disc is made of durable plastic that clips on to any workout jerseys, shorts or sweatshirts. While removable, the disc can remain attached to clothing through machine washing and drying, ensuring the user does not forget to reattach it for each workout. The Sooner athletes will be issued their assigned ICEDOTs by the Athletic Department and then be asked to log on to invisibleBracelet.org to confirm their health information and list up to 10 emergency contacts.
"The health and safety of our student athletes is a top priority for us. The ICEDOT gives us an added layer of security. Should an emergency situation arise, EMTs will have the information they need to provide the best care possible," said David Boren, president, University of Oklahoma.
Sooner athletes will be the first to benefit from the added safety of using the ICEDOT. Ideal for walkers and joggers, or working out in the gym, Invisible Bracelet plans to make ICEDOT available widely to all consumers. While initially targeting athletes, the ICEDOT also will be ideal for children who do not carry any ID.
About Invisible Bracelet (iB)
iB is a Web-based mobile medical alert service offered by Docvia, a privately held venture. The company owns and operates safe, simple and inexpensive Web services designed for connecting patients and health care providers around the world. Docvia is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For more information, visit invisibleBracelet.org