Dragons’ Den beckons for Chris
Published on: 29 Dec 2015
FACING the panel on the popular TV series Dragons’ Den is not something most people would relish.
But for one Downend man, that’s exactly what he put himself through when looking for a millionaire investor for his life-saving device.
Chris Ford, who is the mastermind behind Tap2Tag, will appear on the BBC programme during the festive season.
Tap2Tag is a medical alert wristband which uses the latest technology to give paramedics information about the wearer’s medical condition.
This information could be vital if someone was allergic to a particular type of medication or anaesthetic or if anyone was taking prescribed drugs.
Chris developed the idea with the help of his wife Sue and sons Sam and Harry, using external consultants to build upon the technical side.
Chris said: “In the last six months alone we know of three incidents where Tap2Tag has helped people save a life. And now with over 1,200 users of the systems it is likely that more people will benefit from Tap2Tag.”
But will those fearsome dragons fall for Chris’s invention? To find out tune in to Dragons’ Den, BBC2 on December 27 at 8pm