- Buy a USB stick. As a standard stick can hold gigabytes of data, anyone will do.
- Make sure the stick is empty. No files, no folders/directories.
- Open downloaded ZIP file
- Extract content to an empty folder/directory
- Copy the content of the
mit-v0.1 folder/directory to the USB stick.
Enter Your Information
- Open the
start.html file with a text editor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_text_editors)
- Change or enter all the information you think you will every need.
- Identification: Proof to the doctor or hospital, this data is about you.
- Allergies: Don't make the medicine worst then the illness.
- Insurance: You don't want to argue about money when your in pain.
- Medication: Not only what and how much, but also where to get it.
- Vaccinations: Better safe then sorry.
- Medical History: Anything a doctor/surgeon needs to know or can find in your body.
- General Practitioner: For more information.
- Parent(s)/Legal Guardian: In case of children or people with problems to communicate.
- Contact in Case of Emergency: Family/friend/employer.
- Copyright: Enter your name, for some legal protection of your data.
- Open the
- Replace the
id-photo.jpg with your own photo. Width = 180 pixels, height = 240 pixels.
- Replace or delete the identification photos of parents/legal guardian.
- Copy all the essential images, videos and documents in this folder/directory. Like X-ray images. Hearth movies. Medical reports.
- Check if all links work.
- This is your master USB stick. Keep it save.
Protect Your Information
- Before you go on a journey, make a copy of the master file and customize it for the country you are going to travel.
- Remember that data not in this file, can not be stolen or copied.
- Test the USB stick on the device(s) you will travel with.
- Do not lose the stick!
- If you have to go to a physician or hospital, print out the file with your browser or take your laptop/tablet/smart-phone with you. It is unlikely they will want to insert your USB-stick in their computer.