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Technology & Inventions

This blog focuses on the latest products, devices, and ideas to improve emergency medicine practice. Brief news releases and photographs are welcome, and must be submitted electronically. Images must be 300 dpi, in tiff, jpeg, or eps format, and at least 4“x4” in size. Please send information to [email protected].

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Save a Life Makes Final Round in Challenge

Save a Life is a finalist in the Chicago Open Innovation Challenge, in which several people with innovative ideas are competing for $25,000 in grant funding.  


Save a Life helps instructors verify CPR competency through Google Glass that guides and tracks proper technique based on visual and auditory prompts. The education tool also has a built-in tool that assists with calling for help, and provides objective metrics on compression rate, rhythm, and depth. The program works by accessing the wearable sensors (gyroscope/accelerometer) in Google Glass to help students achieve metrics through audio and visual feedback in real time.


For a step-by-step explanation on how Save a Life works or to back the project, visit