Medical Alert (RF)ID Bracelet
As background for her talk about RFID and art at iMAL’s RFID workshop a couple weeks ago in Brussels, Régine Debatty conducted 6 interviews with artists and experts about their experience with the technology, published here.
One of our favorites was Doria Fan’s Medical Alert (RF)ID Bracelet, a handmade bracelet with an embedded RFID tag. When the tag is read, it links the patient to his or her online medical history and automatically places a call to their emergency contact. Fan paid as much attention to the form of the bracelet as to its function. She says: