Smart-Watch Life Saver: Smart-Watch Interactive-Feedback System for Improving Bystander CPR

Publication/Creation Date
September 9 2015
Agnes Gruenerbl (creator)
Gerald Pirkl (creator)
Eloise Monger (creator)
Mary Gobbi (creator)
Paul Lukowicz (creator)
German Research Centre For Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) (contributor)
University Of Southampton (contributor)
DFKI GmbH /TU (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
In this work a Smart-Watch application, that is able to monitor the frequency and depth of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and provide interactive corrective feedback is described. We have evaluated the system with a total of 41 subjects who had undertaken a single episode of CPR training several years previously. This training was part of a First Aid course for lay people, commonly accessed in this population. The evaluation was conducted by measuring participant CPR competence using the "gold standard" of CPR training [10], namely frequency and compression depth. The evaluation demonstrated that the Smart Watch feedback system provided a significant improvement in the participant performance. For example, it doubled the number of people who could maintain bot the parameters in the recommended range for at least 50% of the time.
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Related Body Part

Date archived
October 24 2015
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Agnes Gruenerbl, Gerald Pirkl, Eloise Monger, Mary Gobbi, Paul Lukowicz. (September 9 2015). "Smart-Watch Life Saver: Smart-Watch Interactive-Feedback System for Improving Bystander CPR". 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2015). International Symposium On Wearable Computers. Fabric of Digital Life.