Effective CPR Procedure With Real Time Evaluation and Feedback Using Smartphones

TitleEffective CPR Procedure With Real Time Evaluation and Feedback Using Smartphones
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGupta, N, Dantu, V, Dantu, R
JournalIEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
KeywordsAcceleration, Accelerometers, blood, blood oxygen saturation, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, cardiology, compression depth, compression frequency, CPR, CPR parameters, CPR procedure, depth of compression, Feedback, Frequency measurement, frequency of compression, medical computing, mouth-to-mouth breathing, Oxygen, oxygen saturation, pneumodynamics, real-time evaluation, real-time systems, smart phones, smartphones, verbal instructions

<p>Timely cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death. A trained person may not be available at emergency sites to give CPR. Normally, a 9-1-1 operator gives verbal instructions over the phone to a person giving CPR. In this paper, we discuss the use of smartphones to assist in administering CPR more efficiently and accurately. The two important CPR parameters are the frequency and depth of compressions. In this paper, we used smartphones to calculate these factors and to give real-time guidance to improve CPR. In addition, we used an application to measure oxygen saturation in blood. If blood oxygen saturation falls below an acceptable threshold, the person giving CPR can be asked to do mouth-to-mouth breathing. The 9-1-1 operator receives this information real time and can further guide the person giving CPR. Our experiments show accuracy &gt;90% for compression frequency, depth, and oxygen saturation.</p>


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