This Company Wants to Revamp Medical ID Jewelry
Using microchip technology, EZEC can equip nearly any design with a scannable medical ID.
Jewelry industry veterans Andrew DeMarco and Manos Phoundoulakis founded EZEC in 2021 in the hopes of combining security and style.
The Denver-based healthcare technology company will be showcasing its tech at the upcoming JCK show in Las Vegas.
EZEC, short for “easy emergency contact,” is a platform that allows jewelers to design medical jewelry and equip the piece with an NFC (near field communication) microchip.
The microchip is connected to a secure, HIPAA-compliant mobile app and database.
During a medical emergency, a first responder or caregiver can scan the EZEC-equipped piece of jewelry via the app to access the wearer’s medical information.
First responders can see the person’s identity, medical conditions, blood type, vaccine information, allergies, and a list of prescribed medications.
They can also access healthcare directives, like a DNR or power of attorney.
The wearer’s emergency contact is also automatically notified of the situation and the wearer’s location. The contact can also be connected to the first responder to receive updates and other important information on the wearer’s condition and treatment.
Customers can choose to share certain information with the general public, who may not have the app, like their name and any potentially life-threatening conditions.
“In any emergency scenario, this is vital information,” said co-founder Manos Phoundoulakis. “By creating a complete solution for jewelers, we can help them improve the lives of their customers while growing their sales.”
For more information, visit the EZEC website or booth 59074 on level 1 of the Tech & Essentials neighborhood at the JCK Las Vegas show.
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