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An Assessment of Wearable Feedback Devices for CPR Training

This study seeks to address current challenges in CPR training by exploring the use of a simple wearable technology device to accurately assess chest compressions during CPR training. High fidelity manikins provide immediate and accurate feedback to participants, however, they are prohibitively expensive. The proposed wearable technology appears to offer similar results to these manikins in a cost-effective manner and seem to be practical to use from an instructional perspective. This would allow accurate CPR performance feedback to be included as a standard part of all CPR training in the workplace.

Principal Applicant: Keith Tyler (St John Ambulance BC & Yukon)
Funding Awarded: $35,896 (Innovation)

Competition Year: 2016 Asset type: Research Research: RS2016-IG29