Company / University :
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Nicholas Prawira & Hsin-Yuan Kuo
According to statistics, cardiovascular diseases are the number 1 cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year.
Most of the bystanders don’t know the proper technique and strength required in performing CPR. Also, after performing CPR for about one and a half minutes, a bystander will start to get exhausted, resulting in less and less effective CPR.
LightAid aims to help rescuers perform more efficient bystander CPR. By using Pascal’s law in a hydraulic system to enhance the force, rescuers can reserve more energy to perform longer effective CPR. LightAid also comes with a built-in AED to increase a patient’s survival rate.