Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) or heart attack is one of the major causes of death, with a survival rate of less than 5%, due to the lack of instant medical assistance such as CPR and defibrillation. Addressing the issue, designer Sahar Madanat has come up with an ergonomic household emergency-response unit called the “Heart Aid” that lets non-medical professionals perform the CPR and defibrillation within 5 minutes of the heart attack, increasing the chances of survival from 5% to 74% of the victim.
Designed to face the emotional and physical limitations of our bodies in a state of panic, the makes use of latest technologies to reduce errors and save time. As soon as you turn the Heart Aid on, it automatically calls 911 and connects you with paramedics on a video call for live assistance. The Heart Aid also plays simple CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) video tutorials on a HD display to give first aid to the heart attack victim.