Technology | May 08, 2007

CPR-Enhanced AED Designated for Public Access Defibrillation

Cardiac Science's Powerheart G3 Plus, a CPR-enhanced addition to the Powerheart automated external defibrillator (AED) platform is designed for the public access defibrillation market in the U.S. and abroad.

The G3 Plus is designed to be deployed in public places such as school buildings, shopping malls, private homes (with a doctor's prescription) and corporate offices — any environment in which the first response to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest is likely to be provided by a layperson with little or no training. Its Rescue Coach voice reportedly prompts guide the less experienced rescuer through the steps of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation with direct and comprehensive instructions, featuring a metronome to help the rescuer perform chest compressions at the proper tempo.

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