Innovation & Entrepreneurs: Tulsa's ICEdot Shifts Focus to Athletic Market for Emergency ID Technology

Scott Meacham: ICEdot is a Tulsa-based emergency identification and notification service. “ICE” is the acronym for “in case of emergency.”
By Scott Meacham Published: January 29, 2013
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The ICEdot service, which costs just $10 per year, allows first responders (or anyone) to instantly access emergency information through any mobile device by sending a text message with the ICEdot subscriber's PIN (found on a wristband, snap tag, or ICEdot ID card).

ICEdot is taking the technology even further by developing a crash sensor that detects helmet impacts and uses GPS to notify emergency contacts. Think of it as “OnStar” for bikers and skiers.

“I've literally been traveling the world meeting with helmet makers,” Zenthoefer said. “There is worldwide interest in this product.”

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Scott Meacham is president and CEO of i2E Inc., a nonprofit corporation that mentors many of the state's technology-based startup companies. i2E receives state appropriations from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Contact Meacham at i2E_Comments@i2E.org.