ResusciMate: A CPR Feedback Device
Authors: Jessica Lourdes Felix, Joshua Julian Sale, Wanisha Siripakdi
Advisor: Dr. Folarin Erogbogbo
Approximately 356,000 cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States. The immediate performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is vital to improve survival rates. A CPR feedback device is used to provide audiovisual cues to address the American Heart Association (AHA)’s guidelines in relation to chest compression depth of at least 2 inches and rate of 100-120 beats per minute. Current devices do not accurately meet this need and are neither ergonomic or cost-effective. We aim to create a device that addresses such issues while maintaining a feasible cost for AHA trainers. Design validation shall be applied to the device’s size and adjusted through additive manufacturing. Sensor integration and verification tests shall ensure that the product shall meet AHA’s guidelines with a percent error of +/-10. Finally, our device shall fulfill the market’s need for an affordable device that can teach and assist effective CPR to the public.