As most of us working in health care training know, we sometimes have to rely on creating or hacking trainers to better suit the needs of the program and the learners. One of the newest projects I have been working on includes upgrading a CPR manikin to include a CPR feedback device made with Arduino. There are plenty of CPR feedback devices available on the market, some use a cell-phone, a portable device, or a CPR manikin with these features included. This project was not meant to create something entirely new but to evaluate more cost-effective ways to build upon existing trainers.
The CPR feedback device consists of the following features:
- Real Time Rate Measurement
- Scalable-Ready for future updates via code and sensors