CPR-DOS: an innovative Cardio Pulmonary Rescue Support System
We are really proud to announce that DOS Group will participate in the third KTI/CTI Innosuisse research project to launch CPR-DOS.
Together with SUPSI and Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, the project aims at developing a portable device to detect, monitor and share important health data of patients in cardiac arrest.
In case of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, each minute counts and early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) plays a key role. Thanks to Momentum, dispatch centers can easily and cleverly alert a network of First Responders who can run to the emergency site long before the ambulance and start CPR procedures.
Patients who receive cardiac massage in a timely manner have better chances to live, as survival probabilities decrease by 10% every minute if resuscitation is not performed. First Responders are usually non-professional volunteers who participated to a BLS-D course, with limited medical training.
What is CPR-DOS
As previously mentioned, First Responders are not health professionals. Although their intervention really makes the difference between life and death, they sometimes need guidance. Stress, panic, and inexperience are bad companions that can confuse First Responders and lead to badly performed CPR.
CPR-DOS is a highly technological tiny device the size of a credit card which is stored under the smartphone cover and which collects CPR-related data and victim’s health status real-time. The card will be pulled out of the cover and placed on the chest of the patient to monitor heart and breathing rates.
It works beautifully with Momentum
CPR-DOS will be integrated with the Momentum App in order to support the First Responder. The App, installed on the First Responder’s mobile phone and wirelessly connected to CP-DOS, will have all the relevant data to give instructions to perform the best possible CPR. Momentum will inform the First Responders on how to perform the cardiac massage, will track and correct the frequency and the depth of the compressions.
At the same time, Momentum will send important health data to the dispatch center and eventually to the doctors who will later treat the patient.
CPR-DOS will be developed thanks to the joint efforts of three players. Fondazione Cardiocentro will give clinical advice, while SUPSI will work on the hardware, providing a credit-card sized device equipped with several sensors and a wireless communication system. The software will be signed by DOS Group, who will, therefore, manage also the integration with Momentum, the emergency management system.
CPR DOS will help save lives in two ways:
- Better Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Momentum and CPR-DOS will alert the First Responders if compressions are not precisely performed. It will provide techniques and medical support to achieve the best possible CPR.
- Providing early clinical data to doctors who will then be able to plan therapies well ahead of the patient arrival in ER.
When will CPR-DOS put in production?
- Date April 10, 2018
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