This Digital CPR Coach Could Help Save Lives Someday
CPR, or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, is a simple procedure that could mean the difference between life or death for someone—but only if it's performed properly. The procedure can be fruitless if the chest compressions are too shallow, or even dangerous if too heavy. So to ensure that it's always being done properly, Physio-Control has developed a monitor called the TrueCPR that provides precise feedback on how effective the CPR is being performed.
More specifically, it uses a pair of pads—one that sits under the patient and a second that sits on their chest—that constantly monitors the distance between the two using a magnetic field. This data allows the TrueCPR to provide constant and visual feedback on whether the compressions need to be deeper or shallower, and how often they need to be performed.