Helping bystanders provide effective CPR

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Abstract

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Among all SCAs in the U.S., out-of-hospital cardiac arrests have the lowest survival rates: only 12 percent. Early CPR is vital to keep the flow of oxygen to the brain until emergency medical services arrive. A bystander performing early CPR can triple the chances of survival. However, despite the progress achieved by foundations and training centers, CPR skills are easily forgotten after being learned in courses. Vivi is a training system that helps CPR training companies organize self-guided refresher training sessions efficiently with clients.

Inspiration and Method

In collaboration with Laerdal Medical, this project based on in-depth user studies and research articles explores the possibility of helping lay people maintain their skills for longer, and exploring areas that are currently overlooked by educators such as increasing bystanders' confidence on identifying cardiac arrest victims.

Result

The result is Vivi, a training system that that helps CPR training companies organize self-guided refresher training sessions efficiently with clients. It makes CPR training more accessible and sustainable for all workplaces, therefore increasing the number of people trained to save lives.