The statistics are pretty grim. Every year over 17 million people suffer a heart attack of one type or another, with 700,000 of those happening in Europe alone. And one thing the experts agree on is the fact that in many cases prompt action in the first few minutes can go a long way towards helping to save that person’s life.
The trouble is CPR, the conventional resuscitation technique recommended by doctors, is not really an easy thing to do, especially in the fraught emergency situation that often occurs when a heart attack patient is lying in the street or other public space. Which is why this new Cardio First Angel is such an interesting product.
The product is designed to help anyone who is at the scene provide effective and potentially life-saving action by delivering the optimum type of CPR that is needed. This means the right kind of chest compression, at the right kind of rhythm. It doesn’t use batteries or any other power, and instead relies on a spring to give an audible indication when the right pressure has been applied, and a suitable rhythm established (around 100 compressions a minute).
It’s clearly not something we’re all expected to carry around in our pocket, but we’re guessing it’s intended for storage in shops, restaurants, cars or anywhere else where emergency attention may be needed in a hurry. The product is currently on sale for €69.90.