Technology Advancement in existing AED
In Canada, approximately 40,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) occur annually. Survival rates are under 15%, and the only treatment is immediate use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), coupled with CPR. This project will focus on finding solutions to identified problems associated with locating and using an AED. Some of these solutions will focus on in-emergency technology that can increase the accessibility of publicly available AEDs, along with the ability for bystanders to locate and use these life-saving devices. A study will also be conducted during the research to identify environmental factors that can affect occurrence of cardiac arrests and inform strategic placement. The outcomes of this research will be used by the company to enhance its product line.