The trend of rubber wristbands first caught on when different charities used them to raise awareness about their cause. It was a great way to gain people’s attention and get them talking about charities that weren’t necessarily in the spotlight.
With their customisable design options, they can be used to raise awareness for anything from charities to a more personal message. We’ve already spoken about using wristbands in schools to identify food requirements for different children, so within this same vein, they could also be used to explain the more life-threatening conditions that people may have.
How do they work?
There are many circumstances when people are at risk from conditions that they have little control over. For example, people who suffer from diabetes might not have access to the necessary medication to ensure that they remain stable. This could lead to becoming confused, and can be severely detrimental to their health if they don’t balance their blood sugars fast.
Especially if they are in the early stages of the disease when they might not have got to grips with their medication, wearing a wristband to let other people know they are at risk could prove to be lifesaving.
Something else that could put someone as risk is epilepsy – if they are in danger of having a seizure at any time, then a band stating their condition could better help any surrounding people to handle the situation.
Similarly, if an individual has Alzheimer’s, then wearing a wristband could help them make sense of their situation a little better. With the ability to print text on a wristband, anything from their name, their address or a contact number could be written on it.
Sufferers of Alzheimer’s can often have trouble with their memories, and when the condition is particularly advanced, they might forget who they are or where they live. A printed message on a wristband would also help other people assist them back to where they are supposed to be in times of emergency.
Why are they a good option?
Even with the best technology around, devices can be temperamental and complex to use, which in times of panic and emergency, can prove obstructive. Silicone wristbands are simple and can be worn clearly visible on the wrist so that people can act quickly. In order for them to catch people’s attention, they can be made in vibrant colours – the brighter the better!
They can provide the necessary information without having to demand information from the wearer which can be stressful and won’t help the situation, especially if people are unresponsive due to their condition.
At Silicone Wristbands Direct, we provide customised bands for events and charities, but it’s always interesting to explore different concepts that could lend support for people on a personal level. For any enquiries into our services or products, contact us at 01524 848382, otherwise you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.