CPR for the lazy…

Hey! Don’t you wish you could administer CPR compressions without having to exert all that energy? What about those annoying differences in compression depth (1.5 to 2 inches for adults, 1 to 1.5 inches for children and 0.5 to 1 inch for infants)…who can remember that under stress?

Well…now you don’t have to! With the LifeBelt® CPR Device, which recently won a $20,000 prize through NASA’s “Create the Future” global design contest, fatigue from accurate chest compressions will be a distant memory!

This machine allows the responder to use half as much force for CPR compressions and gives a readout if the depth is too deep or too shallow. With Mother’s Day coming up, nothing says “I love you” like the gift of life…err, life-saving devices. It also would benefit older rescuers and well…lazy people I guess. Remember, this is a great “assisting” gadget, but it’s useless if you’re not already trained in CPR!

Photo courtesy of deca-medics.com