Rescue Aid to deliver accurate chest compressions

It is well known that perfectly delivered chest compressions can save an individual from cardiac arrest. However, this is not an easy task for the bystanders to perform the resuscitation because in many cases the compressions are weak and are not performed well.

To tackle this situation researchers from top German institutes, the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research and University of Applied Sciences, has developed a new device “Rescue Aid”. This device helps the bystanders to deliver compressions of desired strength and frequency to save the person in need.

Rescue aid is a soft and flexible pad like device and have LED indicators on top of it. It is placed over the patient’s chest and its silicone deformation sensors can detect the compressions strength. The indicators light up accordingly to guide the person about the compression. The frequency of the compressions is managed by an internal metronome.

It has been tested on the dummies and some more tests will be carried out before bringing the technology in the market.