Design of a low-cost, portable, and automated cardiopulmonary resuscitation device for emergency scenarios in Ecuador

Michael Dziekan, Shadman Jubaer, Victoria Sell, Sudhanshu Manda, Asem Aboelzahab, Romero Sebastian Velastegui, Juan Camilo Mejia-Viana, Jorge Alfredo Uquillas

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Approximately 90% of patients who suffer out-ofhospital cardiac arrest die [1]. Thus, when a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) maneuver is needed, rescuer fatigue is a problem because more than 2 minutes of continuous CPR translates in defective delivery of the resuscitation technique [2]. This problem has two main components: first, lack of access to trained professionals with adequate emergency medical equipment, and second, the long delay to receive immediate medical care [3]. After the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador on April 2016, first responders were unable to deliver CPR to hundreds of victims, resulting in preventable deaths [3]. Though commercially available CPR devices exist, the prohibitive cost of such devices makes them inaccessible for hospitals in Ecuador. Therefore, there is a need for a low-cost, portable, automated CPR device to combat lack of access to emergency medical equipment and rescuer fatigue, while keeping patients alive long enough to endure transportation to a medical facility. To address this need, this team has manufactured a portable automated CPR device that costs 540 and weights 4.5 kg. The device can be powered by any car or boat battery, and is equipped with a backup battery. Effective CPR can be administered following the American Heart Association guidelines, to provide 6 cm of chest displacement at 120 compressions per minute [4]. The device is easy to use, and can be operable on-site with minimal training to emergency personnel.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2017 IEEE 2nd Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017
EditorialInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Páginas1-6
Número de páginas6
ISBN (versión digital)9781538638941
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 4 ene. 2018
Evento2nd IEEE Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017 - Salinas, Ecuador
Duración: 16 oct. 201720 oct. 2017

Serie de la publicación

Nombre2017 IEEE 2nd Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017
Volumen2017-January

Conferencia

Conferencia2nd IEEE Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017
País/TerritorioEcuador
CiudadSalinas
Período16/10/1720/10/17

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