None of us know when an emergency will occur due to an allergic response, vehicle accident, or environmental disaster; but, it makes sense to be prepared. First responders – emergency medical technicians (EMTs), police, and doctors – try to gather as much information as possible, in a short amount of time, in order to save the lives of unconscious victims. Many of these medical professionals look at anything, including Android phones, for ICE (In Case of Emergency) details to help them save the victim’s life. Since mobile phones have become so important as communication and data storage devices, it only makes sense to keep your important ICE data somewhere on your Android.
“Your Android Phone Could be Your Lifeline”
Since your Android phone is always by your side, you have a lot of important information on it. Whether you need to contact someone during an emergency or have a medical professional find out your blood type – including ICE information in a central, easily accessible location on your phone makes sense.
“What Should be Listed in the ‘In Case of Emergency’ File?”
Everyone has their own particular medical problems.
Some of the most important information to include in the ICE file includes the following:
- Blood type
- Contact name, address, and phone numbers
- Food, animal, or medicine allergies
- Insurance information
- Medical history
- Next of kin
- Personal information
- Pre-existing medical conditions
- Special instructions.
“Simple Emergency Contact Phone Number”
One of the easiest ways to put ICE details on an Android phone is to include emergency information in a special file, named “ICE,” with your contacts. This solution doesn’t work if your phone is locked.
“ICE Details Applications”
Numerous programmers have recognized the need for ICE details on an Android phone and written special applications that accomplish this purpose, even when the phone is locked.
This is a list of some ICE Android phone applications:
+ “ICE: In Case of Emergency” created by Appventive
It makes it very easy to find medical information. One drawback is that it might use a lot of battery power.
+ “Emergency Information ICE” by nattayb
This is a quick fix. Unfortunately, there is limited space to list emergency information.
+ “Emergency Information ICE Plus” by nattayb
This is the upgraded version.
+ “ICE: In Case of Emergency” by nattayb
This is another option by the same developer.
+ “Emergency Assistant” by Martin Software Solutions
Provides a quick list of emergency categories. Then people can link to more detailed information.
Most of these applications are continually being updated with new releases. Usually, there is a small fee for these applications.
“Locked Phone Wallpaper”
Rather than purchase an application, some people just edit their locked phone wallpaper by adding emergency text to a photograph.
You can change your pattern to include emergency information following this path: “Menu\Settings\Personalize\Lock Screen Wallpaper.”
“Turn your Android Phone Into a Life Saver”
Emergency responders have very little time to find the vital information that could save your life. With ICE details on your Android phone, they will be able to give you the best medical attention. Keeping your ICE details in an easy-to-access location of your Android phone could be the difference between life and death.