ADI's MEMS wins the heart of palm-sized cardiopulmonary resuscitation device
August 26, 2010 // Julien Happich
Analog Devices wins medical grounds with the announcement that ZOLL Medical Corporation has selected the company's ADXL322 iMEMS low g high-performance accelerometer to enable a palm-sized CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) device, the PocketCPR. The small unit converts motion into real-time measurement data to accurately read the rate and depth of CPR chest compressions.
This helps rescuers achieve the right amount of force and frequency of chest compressions recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA).
PocketCPR coaches a rescuer with audio and visual instructions to initiate the critical rescue steps needed for reviving someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. These steps include checking responsiveness, calling for help, and performing CPR. All steps follow the AHA Chain of Survival.
“By working with engineers at Analog Devices, we were able to turn our vision of developing a small, affordable CPR rescue device into reality,” says Mark Totman, president of Bio-Detek, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ZOLL that developed and manufactures the PocketCPR.
“Many people are reluctant to perform CPR because they are not trained to do so or lack the confidence to perform this life-saving rescue procedure. PocketCPR gives them the assurance they need to perform CPR in an emergency,” continued Totman.
More information on the PocketCPR at www.pocketcpr.com
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