Las Vegas, US, January 3 — One of the many announcements made at CES 2023 came from European startup, Lifeaz. They announced a portable, battery-operated defibrillator for home use. The company claims it’s the first of its kind. Regardless of whether this is true, the company is confident it will help save many lives.
Curbing fatal heart attacks at home
According to the CDC, over 350,000 heart attacks occur each year outside of any hospital in the US alone, and 90% of them are fatal. Within 4 minutes after the event, the patient must receive aid, but emergency services can rarely respond that quickly.
This is where the Lifeaz portable defibrillator comes in. This device is designed to be usable by anyone, even without proper training, so they can aid their loved ones and save their lives. According to the company, families and other businesses in Europe have already adopted the defibrillator for the past 2 years. Since then, the device has helped save 16 lives already.
As stated before, the Lifeaz portable defibrillator is meant to be usable by anyone. It even automatically chooses the type of therapy to apply. Since the device also connects to the internet, the company promises to monitor each defibrillator using this connectivity. The device will also alert users when it needs repair.
Lifeaz promises that the defibrillator’s batteries will last five years, and they won’t even need charging. This means that it should function anytime, anywhere. Not forgetting to charge will prevent people from helping their loved ones. Similarly, the electrodes require changing only once every two and a half years, according to the company.
The Lifeaz portable defibrillator will be out in the US in 2024. Hopefully, it’ll be as useful as promised. When coupled with another life-saving tech, the defibrillator could be a powerful tool that can save many lives.
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