This post was originally published on Tue, 02/28/2012. However, due to issues with web hosting it has been temporarily removed.
A new iOS app I have been working on with my partners for quite some time, has finally been released today in the iTunes store. This iPad specific app is called AED Trainer and can be purchased on sale for 5.99 USD for a limited time period.
AED Trainer app transforms the iPad into a life-like simulator of automatic external defibrillator (AED), allowing the users to get familiar with these life-saving devices. For those who don’t know, AEDs are electronic devices used to deliver electrical shocks to people suffering from cardiac arrest. Electrical shock, also called defibrillation, represents the only therapy for dangerous heart rhythms such as ventricular fibrillation. It is important to note that these devices are not intended to be used by healthcare professionals only. Quite the contrary, they are predominantly aimed at lay rescuers, so you might have seen them hanging on the walls of airports, train stations, stadiums, and other public places. Everyone should know how to use these devices, because cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone, and you might just be the one who can save a life. With the AED Trainer app you can experience how a live AED works, try out different scenarios, and be ready to use an actual device in case of a real emergency.
You can learn more about AEDs by watching our “How to use an AED” video.
Today, journalist Alain Ochoa (@alainochoa) conducted an interview on Twitter with me for Diario Médico (@diariomedico), Spain’s leading medium for health professionals. We mainly talked about mobile technology and its use in medicine. Follow the link to read the whole tweeterview titled Mobile health from Croatia.