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Mechanical CPR for Broader Dissemination

Good quality CPR is a significant factor in survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). There are more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests annually in the U.S., nearly 90% of them fatal. Delivery of high quality chest compressions is difficult, often inconsistent, subject to responder fatigue and practically challenging. Mechanical CPR (mCPR) can improve CPR quality and also increase the safety for responders who are often trying to do manual CPR in a moving ambulance without seat belts. Current mechanical devices on the market are big, bulky, and very expensive. There is a need for a mechanical CPR device that performs equivalent to those currently on the market (both downward and upward pressure) but at 1/2 to 1/3 the cost/price. The student team created a mechanical CPR device that is easy to apply, size inclusive, provides added security, is compatible with AED and IV, is rapidly removable, and is optimized for weight.

Faculty Adviser

Per Reinhall, Mechanical Engineering


Dylan Sun
Eric Jeong
Nina Mao
Olivia Hurd
Sara Schultz