Motion detection technology as a tool for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality training: A randomised crossover mannequin pilot study
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- 27 November 2019
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Introduction: Outcome after cardiac arrest is dependent on the quality of chest compressions (CC). A great number of devices have been developed to provide guidance during CPR. The present study evaluates a new CPR feedback system (Mini-VREM: Mini-Virtual Reality Enhanced Mannequin) designed to improve CC during training. Methods: Mini-VREM system consists of a Kinect® (Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA) motion sensing device and specifically developed software to provide audio-visual feedback. Mini-VREM was connected to a commercially available mannequin (Laerdal Medical, Stavanger, Norway). Eighty trainees (healthcare professionals and lay people) volunteered in this randomised crossover pilot study. All subjects performed a 2min CC trial, 1h pause and a second 2min CC trial. The first group (FB/NFB, n=40) performed CC with Mini-VREM feedback (FB) followed by CC without feedback (NFB). The second group (NFB/FB, n=40) performed vice versa. Primary endpoints: adequate compression (compression rate between 100 and 120min-1 and compression depth between 50 and 60mm); compressions rate within 100-120min-1; compressions depth within 50-60mm. Results: When compared to the performance without feedback, with Mini-VREM feedback compressions were more adequate (FB 35.78% vs. NFB 7.27%, p< 0.001) and more compressions achieved target rate (FB 72.04% vs. 31.42%, p< 0.001) and target depth (FB 47.34% vs. 24.87%, p= 0.002). The participants perceived the system to be easy to use with effective feedback. Conclusions: The Mini-VREM system was able to improve significantly the CC performance by healthcare professionals and by lay people in a simulated CA scenario, in terms of compression rate and depth. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.