U.S. Army orders medical dogtags

April 7, 2004

InHand Electronics, a provider of low-power handheld and wireless technologies, has received a contract from the U.S. Army to develop a new electronic personal information carrier. This medical equivalent to a GI dogtag will contain a soldier's complete

InHand Electronics, a provider of low-power handheld and wireless technologies, has received a contract from the U.S. Army to develop a new electronic personal information carrier. This medical equivalent to a GI dogtag will contain a soldier's complete medical records, including basic parameters such as blood type and multimedia information. Digital medical images will be included. The goal is to provide caregivers throughout the evacuation chain, from battlefield medics to hospital workers, with up-to-date medical information on soldiers.