Solar rechargable pocket defibrillator with ECG display
Publication Date : 27/03/2019
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several hospitals and clinics, in the World are poor in resources. They cannot afford lifesaving defibrillators as these are expensive. Furthermore, lack of reliable power as well as availability of appropriate batteries, hinders maintenance of these defibrillators, if they can be obtained. Furthermore, Automatic external defibrillators (AED) are inappropriate for these applications as they use expensive-disposable electrodes as well as, equally, expensive batteries and are not designed for repeated use. It is a well-known fact that one out of four AEDs fails to shock because of depleted batteries or expired electrodes. We have developed a defibrillator with low cost, small (pocket) size, solar recharger and also with an ECG display. This, affordable, defibrillator uses paddles and will not require batteries or disposable electrodes. The circuitry, in the defibrillator, has been designed, using commonly available components that are used in consumer electronics, to ensure robustness and enhance affordability. The ECG display in this device is only for reference purposes.
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