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Title: Final Project: Life Saving Medical Chip


1
Final Project Life Saving Medical Chip
  • NaTasha Cherry
  • Shoneca Evans
  • Alexis Brown

2
Scenario 1
  • After eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
    for lunch earlier that day, your
    boyfriend/girlfriend kisses you. You suddenly
    break out in hives and skin rashes and eventually
    went into shock you are rushed to the hospital ?

3
Scenario 2
  • Like in the movie, Day After Tomorrow, when the
    young lady cut her leg on an unknown object and
    later suffered from complications due to
    infection, she desperately needed an
    antibacterial cleanser, like penicillin. What if
    she had been allergic to penicillin?

4
Our Solution
  • A small chip containing relatively important
    medical information embedded under the skin on
    peoples writs. This chip is to be used in
    emergency situations to identify your allergies,
    a brief medical history, contact information, and
    other need-based information.

5
Characteristics
  • Relatively the size of a grain of rice
  • Unnoticeable on the body
  • Voluntary
  • Read by a hand-held scanner
  • Contact Information
  • Brief medical history

6
Whats On the Chip
  • Name
  • Emergency Contact person
  • Previous surgical procedures
  • Known allergies
  • Conditions/diseases
  • Blood types
  • Medications
  • Others

7
Pros
  • Emergency Situations
  • Voluntary
  • Information is optional
  • Inconspicuous
  • Form of Medical ID

8
Cons
  • Cost
  • Too much information
  • Developing new allergies
  • Medical situations change
  • Has to updated

9
Software
  • RFID Radio Frequency Identification
  • They are intelligent barcodes that can talk to a
    network system to inform your medical problems.
    It keeps track of need to know medical
    information for emergencies.

10
Cost
  • Total cost will include
  • The RFID
  • The chip itself
  • Cost to implant
  • This roughly sums up to about anywhere from
    350-400

11
How to Off Set the Cost
  • Under certain circumstances, insurance companies
    will be required to cover some at risk people.

12
Highly Recommended For
  • Food and drug allergies
  • Diseases such as epilepsy and Alzheimers
  • Conditions such as anemia

13
Previous Options
  • Medical ID bracelets- Charm bracelets worn with
    engraved charms of different health issues.
    Possibilities include cancer, food and drug
    allergies, and Alzheimers disease.
  • License- notifies if the person is an organ donor

14
Link to Website
  • www.unc.edu/cher
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