The Medical Staff can consult the screen “My Medical Profile” and print it in a .jpeg format. They cannot access the data you filled out in the editable screens.
The data are protected against privacy violations in two manners. First they are protected by your personal password. Secondly, our software encrypts and protects your input so that only “My Medical Profile” becomes visible when the USB is plugged into a computer. Neither the software nor the data can be transferred in an exploitable manner onto a computer or to another USB stick. So, as long as you keep your password to yourself, you are safe.
The lists you find in the editable screens “Allergy”, “Medical Conditions” and “Previous Interventions” have been reviewed with physicians and specialists to verify their completeness, accuracy and relevance.
Theoretically you can. However, you do not want to corrupt the files on your USB with viruses, do you? That is why we have taken the liberty of filling up the total capacity of the USB stick so that no space is available for other files. A matter of taking away the temptation…
Contrary to similar products, we can help you retrieve a lost or forgotten password. If such is the case, send us an e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org or via Contact) in which you state the serial number engraved on your USB stick: you’ll find this number on the side of the item. Our reply e-mail will explain how to proceed to override your old password, install a new one.
We want to provide maximum security for your personal data, so we have opted for a rather complex password: 8 digits where letters, figures, and special signs (%, $, £, ù, …), or a combination all 3 can be used at random. However, if you prefer simply 8 letters or 8 numbers, that's OK.
We know that physicians may be reluctant to use a USB device of which they do not know the origin, for fear of contaminating their own office computer (and thus patient files) with viruses. For that specific reason we included a message to the Medical Staff on our site. In that message we address, amongst other things, the problem of viruses and the (software) measures we have taken to minimize the risk of contamination.
If your physician is reluctant to use the USB stick, please ask him to go to www.andikia.eu and click the above mentioned link.
Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavor or improve its taste and appearance. Some additives have been used for centuries; for example, preserving food by pickling (with vinegar) or salting, as with bacon. With the advent of processed foods in the second half of the 20th century, many more additives have been introduced, of both natural and artificial origin.
To regulate these additives, and inform consumers, each additive is assigned a unique number. Initially these were the “E numbers” used in Europe for all approved additives. This numbering scheme has now been adopted and extended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission to internationally identify all additives, regardless of whether they are approved for use.
In Europe, the numbers are all prefixed by "E", but countries outside Europe use only the number, whether the additive is approved in Europe or not. For example, acetic acid is written as E260 on products sold in Europe, but is simply known as additive 260 in some countries. Additive 103, alkanet, is not approved for use in Europe so does not have an E number, although it is approved for use in Australia and New Zealand.
Titanium: chemical symbol Ti. Its atomic number in the Table of Chemical Elements is 22. Ti belongs to the family of transition metals. It is light, corrosion and temperature resistant (melting point: 1660° C). Because of its unique properties it is frequently used in the construction of airplanes and space rockets. It is also used in numerous medical applications (implants, hip replacements,…) and to produce jewelry. Titanium has proven non-allergenic properties.
Stainless steel is an iron–chromium alloy. The surgical grade, also known as 316 grade, is commonly used for jewelry, watches and surgical applications because of its high corrosion resistance, its luster and its anti-bacteriological properties.
Attention: 316 grade stainless steel contains nickel and nickel is an allergen to some people!
Stainless steel will not rust like normal steel or iron by exposure to air and moisture. However, this does not mean it is immune to corrosion. Chloride for instance will, over time, attack stainless steel and destroy its non-rusting properties. It is therefore not recommended to take stainless steel items into a swimming pool.