Updated April 1 at 8:48pm

ID bracelets go high-tech

When Angelo Pitassi Jr.’s son, Angelo III, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2006, he began wearing a medical bracelet that over the next few years was frequently replaced after wearing out. Pitassi became convinced he could make a better, less costly bracelet. His Providence company, HealthID Profile Inc., was formed in 2011 and today focuses on utilizing technology to store and share data on the bracelets online. “The physical products are a conduit,” he said. “The true value is what is stored in the cloud and accessed from an app.” More

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ID bracelets go high-tech

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When Angelo Pitassi Jr.’s son, Angelo III, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2006, he began wearing a medical bracelet that over the next few years was frequently replaced after wearing out. Pitassi became convinced he could make a better, less costly bracelet. His Providence company, HealthID Profile Inc., was formed in 2011 and today focuses on utilizing technology to store and share data on the bracelets online. “The physical products are a conduit,” he said. “The true value is what is stored in the cloud and accessed from an app.”

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