Cardiac Science releases new CPR support device

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Cardiac Science, an external defibrillator manufacturer in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has launched a cardiopulmonary resuscitation device, aimed at improving the way emergency officials perform CPR.

The Intellisense CPR Feedback device provides CPR coaching in line with the American Heart Association’s 2015 guidelines, said the company in a statement.

The guidelines include maintaining CPR compression rates of 100-120/bpm, ensuring that CPR chest compression depths are approximately two inches and allowing the chest walls to return to their natural position before continuing compressions.

"Cardiac Science engineers have developed an impressive CPR device that is easy for rescuers to use regardless of experience level," said Al Ford, president of Cardiac Science, in a statement. "Motion sensor technology informs rescuers through voice and text prompts when to press harder or press softer when performing compressions, providing not only peace-of-mind but also assuring clinically-correct CPR."  

The device can be used on chests of all sizes and is compatible with the Powerheart G5, another Cardiac Science resuscitation device.