Here in the U.S. this week, one of our most respected political journalist and host of NBC’s “Meet The Press” died at the young age of 58 from sudden cardiac arrest. Bringing new attention to the global heart disease issue, his sudden death was not only a shock but could have been prevented if proper life saving techniques were performed. Proper application of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can increase the chances of a victim surviving by up to 50%. Designer Ryan Helps (yup, really his name) has addressed this issue with his “CPR-PAD” design. When applied to the chest, this monitor/aid shows the optimal way to push the chest correctly, clicks when proper pressure is achieved and flashes the power light for proper rhythm. Having one of these easy to understand, life-saving devices readily available in the work place or any public place would not only qualify almost anyone to perform a minor miracle, but save countless lives.

Designer: Ryan Helps

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