Though 400,000 deaths occur in America annually due to myocardial infarctions, emergency measures can be adapted to decrease this figure1. Immediate intervention can decrease patient mortality; however, current devices are uncomfortable, expensive, and require prior training. We intend to exploit these inadequacies by creating a more ergonomic, accessible, and user-friendly alternative. Our device is intended to provide audiovisual feedback to improve the user’s ability to meet the American Heart Association-defined cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines such as rate of 120 beats per minute, depth of 2 - 2.4 inches, and full recoil during the decompression phase. Implementation of the device may reveal that improving usability and providing more ergonomic design features leads to greater use in emergency scenarios. If successful, this device may fulfill the market need of affordable, readily-available feedback systems for the untrained public, ultimately leading to greater patient survival.
A Cost-effective and User-Friendly Feedback Device for Improved CPR Quality
Advisor: Dr. Folarin Erogbogbo
Authors: Anida A. Len, Austin Minnocci, Clark Reyes