ZOLL PocketCPR for iPhone Training – Uses Accelerometer for Measurements and Analysis
Posted Nov 12 2009 10:01pm
Zoll Medical makes some very interesting products and recently had their Wi-Fi defibrillator approved by the FDA. Now in case you need instructions, here’s the program for the iPhone. There’s also a wearable vest made by the same company that is is temporary defibrillator.
This application is not approved by the FDA and is to be used for training purposes only and the company hopes to have the application approved in time. One day the FDA may be approving the entire phone at the rate we are going with medical applications. You can watch a demo of the application here. When simulating the compression method the phone will let you know if you are pushing too soft or too hard, and if you need to go faster or slower. BD
CHELMSFORD, Mass.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--ZOLL Medical Corporation (NasdaqGS: ZOLL) today announced that a PocketCPR ® training application (app) for iPhone is now available from the Apple iTunes App Store for $5.99. PocketCPR for iPhone can be used in all CPR training programs or for individual practice at any time. The new app will prepare both professionals and lay rescuers to perform CPR for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
Using Real CPR Help ®, the same proprietary technology found in all ZOLL defibrillators and AEDs, PocketCPR for iPhone provides CPR training with real-time feedback on the rate and depth of compressions. The app provides clear visual and audio step-by-step instructions and feedback to guide CPR practice and also reinforces the American Heart Association and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (AHA/ILCOR) recommendations on CPR.
With practice on a manikin or resilient foam cushion, the iPhone’s internal accelerometer measures the movement of the user’s hands as simulated chest compressions are delivered. The visual and audio feedback helps to guide the user to the AHA/ILCOR recommended rate of 100 compressions per minute and depth of 1½ to 2 inches.