SanDisk Corporation has announced the introduction of a Waterproof USB Drive targeting the health care market:
Small enough to be worn all day as a necklace or kept on a key chain, the Waterproof USB Drive will be available to OEM customers in capacities of 64, 128, 256 and 512 megabytes (MB) and 1 gigabyte (GB). The announcement was made at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference…
The Waterproof USB Drive lets consumers and patients carry their medical records (including both text-based and visual information like MRIs and photographs) with them in a rugged yet wearable USB device that can be used with any computer equipped with a USB port. At 55.7 x 19.0 x 7.9 mm and just 11.5 grams, the Waterproof USB drive is small enough to wear comfortably all day on a neck strap or a key chain.
The USB drive has a specially designed cap with a latching mechanism that helps prevent the USB drive from accidentally falling off or becoming lost. This easy-release mechanism allows emergency response personnel to quickly remove the USB drive so that they can plug it into a computer and read the emergency medical file.
According to SanDisk, medical records on this device can be password protected to ensure appropriate level of security.