TitleLifeStream: Design and prototypical implementation of a monitoring system for dispatch life support
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGrassinger, F., J. Doppler, M. Wagner, and W. Aigner
Conference NameProceedings of the 10th Forum Media Technology 2017
Date Published11/2017
Conference LocationSt. Pölten
Keywordshealth-care, mobile, Visualization
AbstractMost laypersons who reanimate for the first time do it inappropriately. Until now the only way to review the ongoing reanimation was verbal feedback by the dispatcher on the phone, who has only limited resources in order to review the reanimation process. To overcome this issue, we designed and implemented LifeStream, a system using current smartphone technologies in order to measure reanimation parameters: chest compression rate (CCR) and chest compression depth (CCD). The system is based on a server, web client and mobile application, which gathers, processes and transfers the data. The development of algorithms for CCR and CCD detection as well as the evaluation of the system functionality is part of this paper. We conducted a 2-day user test, where we compared the guided standard reanimation process to the application supported process. The results of the tests showed that it is possible to develop an application, which runs for at least ten minutes (crucial time till ambulance arrives) and enhances the whole reanimation cycle for laypersons and dispatchers (Ljunggren et al., 2016).
Refereed DesignationRefereed