Tagged: Cardiac arrest

LifeVest defibrillator system for children suffering from sudden cardiac arrest

LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator

Having the problem of sudden cardiac arrest in children can be both complicated and life threatening. Since the patient has option for implantable defibrillator but that is too risky for children and moreover parents don’t consider it as an option due to the surgical implant complications. Thankfully, now a non-invasive invention has been approved by FDA to be used with pediatric patients who are not fit for an implantable defibrillator or pacemaker installed through surgery. The approval was based on published studies and clinical information of 248 patients aged 3-17 years having the risk of cardiac arrest.
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100BPM is a life saver when someone needs CPR and medics are not around

Giving CPR to a person in trouble due to cardiac arrest can be the difference between life and death. But as a bystandard if you haven’t done it before or have had little experience in doing so, the success rate can be sadly minimalistic. To solve this problem Natalie Vanns (Product Designer) Shivanjali Tomar (Interaction Designer) and Doris Feurstein (Interaction Designer) have created a product called 100BPM, a simplified chest compression product which apparently won the Reddot Design Award 2012. This Compression-Only CPR method involves no mouth to mouth resuscitation and only requires chest compressions which are conveyed through a light showing the user how much push indicated by yellow (too shallow), green (correct pressure) or red (too deep). The product also gives voice commands to keep the user motivated to push on in a pressure situation when someone’s life is at stake.
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