The Tech: twICEme NFC Medical ID
We add an NFC Medical ID chip provided by twICEme® to numerous helmets and selected apparel pieces so that your protection can speak for you when you can’t. Getting the right help quickly after an accident can mean the difference between life and death.
Twiceme’s NFC Medical ID technology is based on a new generation of NFC (Near Field Communication), similar to the technology used in credit cards or travel passes that allows you to simply tap your card when making a payment or passing a barrier.
The chip can be read by anyone with a smartphone with NFC enabled: all they have to do is tap their phone against the symbol displayed on the equipment.
If your helmet, jacket or backpack has a twICEme® symbol on it, you can upload your own profile by downloading the twICEme® app, creating a profile and then following the in-app instructions to load the info on to the chip in the helmet.
The NFC Medical ID provided by twICEme® gives bystanders the information they need to help someone who has become incapacitated in an accident. By tapping the twICEme® symbol with a smartphone, bystanders and first responders can alert, relay location and access critical information uploaded by the wearer. If you have the twICEme® app, you can access the data even without an internet connection or mobile network.
By ensuring first responders have quick and easy access to your personal profile, you can support them to make the best decisions for your treatment from the very start.
For further information about how to use the twICEme® technology, visit www.twiceme.com/getstarted
What does Twiceme [NFC Medical ID] do?
The Twiceme® chip holds the wearer’s critical information, which in turn gives bystanders the information they need to help someone who has become incapacitated in an accident.
Why is there a need for it?
Getting the right help quickly after an accident can mean the difference between life and death. Turning a piece of equipment into a source of information that can be used at the scene of an injury may help bystanders or first responders make the best judgements for treatment after an accident. With a tap on the Twiceme® symbol with a smartphone, bystanders can quickly alert the right emergency services, relay the exact location and access critical information uploaded by the wearer.
Can I read the tag with any phone?
Almost all Android smartphones can read the NFC tag. iPhone 7 or newer can read the tag.
What is the reading distance between the phone and the tag?
0-20 mm, depending on the phone model and if it is in a protective case.
How long does it take to read a tag?
The time to read or upload data takes just a few seconds. If it doesn’t work immediately, slowly hover the smartphone directly on top of the symbol.
Can I read a tag without the Twiceme® app?
Yes, profiles uploaded using the Twiceme® app version 5.0 or later can be accessed without the app by utilizing the background scan feature on an NFC-enabled smartphone.
Do I need internet connection to read information uploaded on the Twiceme® tag?
For iPhones with the app: No
For iPhones without the app: Yes
For Androids with the app: No
For Androids without the app: Yes
What is NFC?
NFC stands for Near Field Communication and is a technology that enables to read and write NFC chips.
Does the Twiceme tag have a battery?
No, the device does not contain any batteries so no charging is needed.
Will the Twiceme tag work even when it is cold?
Yes, the tags will work down to -25°C / -13ºF and up to +55°C / +131ºF.
Is it free to use the Twiceme app?
Yes, the app is totally free to use at all times and in any situation.
Do I need to register or sign up in any way to use the app and service?
No, the app is free and open to use everyone at all times.
Who provides the app?
The Twiceme® NFC-tag, the technology and the app is provided by Twiceme Technology AB, www.twiceme.com.