Next to an automated external defibrillator, the COR First Response Cooling System would be the next essential apparatus for installation in fitness centers and public pools. The contraption is designed to cope with the deteriorating symptoms of a heart attack and deliver immediate treatment to victims who still have time to wait for paramedics to arrive.
Designed by Dan Allen in collaboration with Danielle Gerard, Rachel Austin and Brady Gentile, the COR First Response Cooling System is a 4-degree intravenous saline chiller. The technology is based on the known benefit of lowering the temperature of the body as a means to slow cell death following cardiac arrest. The implications of its use include reducing the risk of brain damage and increasing the chances of survival and recovery after seeking emergency medical attention.