CPR

By Jonah Comstock 10:16 am August 12, 2014
Los Angeles County in California has become the latest county to implement a mobile app to crowdsource lifesaving CPR, as reported in a recent story in the LA Times. The app, called PulsePoint, is made and distributed by automated external defibrillator (AED) company Physio-Control. "PulsePoint allows citizens that are trained in CPR to receive an alert at the same time as our dispatch center for...
By Jonah Comstock 09:11 am March 25, 2014
Reanimatie, a Dutch CPR app. According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of Americans either lack CPR training or their training is lapsed enough that they don't feel qualified to help in an emergency. In Germany, surveys have found that only one in five bystanders would step up and administer CPR in an emergency. Smartphone apps could potentially help alleviate that gap by giving...