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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:52 pm 
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Anyone else heard of this?? A friend sent me this link

http://www.news.com/2300-1008_3-6214437 ... ne.gall.pg

Sensix is a monitoring and response system for children susceptible to severe allergic reactions. It includes three age-specific monitors that are physically and aesthetically suited to each age group. When an allergic reaction occurs, the monitor alerts parents or caregivers while simultaneously identifying the location of the child and the medicine. The automated epinephrine injector device is more compact, rugged and convenient than a standard EpiPen. It also notifies users when injectors need to be replaced. The system works in concert with proposed food labeling standards that would use graphical icons and colors on packaging to identify potential allergens before an exposure occurs.

It's all news to me, but certainly seems really cool!

Denise

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:41 pm 
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It's an interesting idea. I'd like to know more but all that I can find is what you have posted.
This site shows products for other ages:
http://www.idsa.org/IDEA2007/gallery/aw ... .asp?ID=77

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 Post subject: SENSIX BRACLET
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:07 pm 
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The designer emailed me to let me know that the braclets are not in production yet :(

I replied that I'm anxiously awaiting because you can't put a price on something like that - it really sounds wonderful.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:37 pm 
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The system works in concert with proposed food labeling standards that would use graphical icons and colors on packaging to identify potential allergens


What country has such legislation proposed? I don't even know of any countries that are proposing to require *may contain* labelling.

I'd be interested to see this auto-injector device though. I wonder if their plan is *all or nothing*.

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This is very intriguing!


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