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
Location on Body

Date archived
October 24 2015
Last edited
September 21 2018
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.