Like many people, I travel alone more often than I probably should. My solo forays into the backcountry on my mountain bike or motorcycle are essential to my sanity but certainly push the limits of personal safety. This compels me to bring along a couple of important tools, namely a cell phone and a Spot GPS tracker. These devices make me feel warm and fuzzy, but what happens if I stack myself in an unconscious pile and can’t make a call or push the help button on my Spot? I now have a solution for even that ugly scenario––the ICEdot Crash Sensor.
ICEdot is a multi-layered emergency ID and notification service aimed at outdoor enthusiasts prone to travel alone. At the core of the system is a database allowing users to file a secure online profile complete with important medical information and emergency contacts. This information is attached to a unique user ID number which is located on rubber bracelet or sticker placed on a helmet. First responders access the user’s information by entering that ID number into a smartphone’s text messaging field.