Chris Ploof Designs Features EZEC Technology in JCK Profile


JCK’s Victoria Gomelsky interviewed Chris Ploof of Chris Ploof Designs to discuss how he is integrating EZEC technology into his designs to create life-saving medical IDs.

Excerpt from the article:

It was the end of the 2022 JCK Las Vegas show when the designer Chris Ploof found his way to the Tech & Essentials neighborhood on Level 1 of the Venetian Expo to check out EZEC (Easy Emergency Contact), a new Denver-based healthcare technology company showing its medical ID technology for the first time.

Ploof had promised his friend, the industry veteran Manos Phoundoulakis, a cofounder of EZEC, that he would swing by.

“When I finally made it down to his booth, it blew me away,” Ploof tells JCK. “You can finally make medical tags that don’t look ugly. I was immediately on board.”

Exactly one year later, at JCK 2023, Ploof exhibited the fruits of his partnership with EZEC: a series of dog tag–style pendants—in hand-forged Damascus steel and 18k gold—that carry NFC (near-field communication) microchips connected to EZEC’s secure HIPAA-compliant mobile app and database. Once in use, a simple scan of the tags, which retail for $990, gives first responders access to critical lifesaving data, including allergies, medical conditions, emergency contacts, etc.

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