A traditional QR code is a scannable image that contains encoded text, normally a URL (Uniform Resource Locator).
This enables anyone with a smartphone and Internet access to simply scan the code instead of typing a URL.
Here at MedeStat, using our patent-pending LifeGuard™ solution, the QR codes are high-compression versions where your information is completely encoded within the QR Code. Our QR codes display the information that was entered, not a URL that takes first responders to a website. This eliminates the reliance on Internet access yet still provides medical professionals with your information instantly in an emergency, anywhere in the world.
This makes LifeGuard™ the world’s first disaster resistant solution because places still exist where Internet access isn’t possible such as cruise ships and most airlines. In addition, cellular networks can be disrupted by building construction and man-made or natural disasters. This makes Internet-based QR codes useless in emergencies when rapid medical care is needed most.
Only LifeGuard™ customers have offline QR codes where the information you enter is self-contained for rapid access with no dependence on the Internet. Today’s smartphones are more computer than phone and will work whether or not there is cellular network availability, so first-responders and other care providers can still access your information for proper treatment no matter what is happening in the world.