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The A.C.R. First Aid System Lets Members of the Public Be Paramedics

 - Jul 20, 2012
References: vimeo & tuvie
The wonders of technology can now bring doctors closer to people in need, both through the real-time communication of information and with the help of devices that can perform diagnostics and basic treatments. The A.C.R. First Aid system is one of such gadgets, allowing regular citizens to treat patients until the professionals arrive.

The Automated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitator comprises a hi-tech vest equipped with a cardiac massager and an e-screen that displays the person's vital signs. This data is picked up by an oximeter finger detector and chest sensors. The emergency 'life jacket' powers up when it's put onto the trauma victim and fasted tightly.

Terry Chen's A.C.R. First Aid device works in conjunction with an oxygen mask and delivers cues to the novice rescuer regarding the proper CPR protocol. Meanwhile, the hospital would have been informed of the incident and its location upon the fetching of the vest from its wall-mounted case. The equipment even communicates the patient's stats to doctors so they know what to expect when he arrives in the emergency room.