updated 11:50 am EST, Wed November 22, 2006
EMI 911 rCard
Developed by EMI, the 911 rCard stores critical medical information such as charts, prescriptions, or even photos and video in a device just slightly larger than a business card. Medical professionals can then browse the data on an embedded 2-inch screen. To load information, users create a secure profile at the EMI website, and then transfer files to the card via USB. The product holds up to 1GB of content and (when not in use) has a seven-year battery life. Power lasts up to two hours in active use. If the battery runs dry, it can be recharged through the USB cable, and a toll-free number is provided to get information by phone. The card costs $80 by itself and a $20 subscription fee is due from the second year onwards.