Performance monitoring in “Real Time”
The Grip sits in a socket of a disposable chestpad which adheres to the chest in proper position over the sternum. A metronome maintains rhythm with audible and visual prompts. Compressive force is displayed as running lights. The stroke counter displays counts up to 15 and beeps to remind rescuer to give rescue breaths. A tilt indicator alerts rescuer of direction of misdirected compression force, so that corrections can be made in “real time.”
The electric-powered chest compressor allows hands-free CPR for prolonged times and frees the rescuer to perform additional procedures, start IV lines, intubate the airway, etc.
An optional abdominal binder reduces loss of stroke impulse into the abdomen.