I'd like to think of this as a medical breakthrough, but in all actuality it's just a form of utilizing technology to improve a first responders job.
I was once a first responder and I can tell you first hand that when it comes to administering CPR, every second counts! Giving chest compressions can be very exhausting, and every year, more than 480,000 Americans suffer an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, only 5% survive due largely in part because of fatigue of the person giving the compressions. However, thanks to an innovative new technology, many more lives can be saved.
This new chest compression device is a lightweight, portable tool that can be used by EMT's and other emergency medical responders. It delivers automated and guidelines-consistent chest compressions that improve blood flow and the delivery of oxygen to the brain and enable better circulation of vital lifesaving drugs for cardiac victims.