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Jan 30, 2009

Elecon, an engineering major in western India has unveiled a unique software that can store critical health information on mobile phone for use during crisis. Called 'In Case of Emergency' (ICE), the innovative solution helps in preparing for medical emergencies in the event of calamities.

Anand, Gujarat: Anand-based engineering major Elecon has tied up with California-based Corsoft to help its employees in case of natural and man-made emergency situations.

Introduced as software on mobile phone that can help communicate one's health information and connect with pre-identified family members and friends during crisis, Elecon is the first firm to adopt In Case of Emergency (ICE) Solution.

"After incidents like the recent terror attacks in Mumbai, every organisation now has a responsibility towards its employees and the community at large. With this in mind, we have deployed ICE, an emergency preparedness solution which assists you on preparing for and surviving emergency situations like earthquakes, floods, terror attacks and more," said chairman and managing director of Elecon Engineering Prayasvin Patel.

ICE Solution from ICEcare.net is designed to assist all users prepare for and survive through emergencies.

"It provides a structured approach to accept, retain and present critical health data on user's mobile device and on a card, which can be retained in a wallet. In an emergency, ICE software on mobile phone helps communicate health information and connect with family members and friends quickly," said founder of Corsoft Chirag Patel, adding that the company having headquarters in San Mateo, is already in talks with 15 firms who wish to adopt the services.

While as a corporate solution, ICE costs nearly Rs 1,000 per user annually, it is a free solution for communities who wish to use the software that works only on a GPRS-enabled mobile handset.

"Our goal is to spread this safety measure to help all people worldwide from natural calamities like floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and tsunami, as many injured die in road accidents as they do not get help in time," said Chirag, adding that ICE has been built on mobile platform that provides foundation to communicate with pre-identified emergency contacts and offers simplicity for effective use at any time.

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