Shopping Cart

Akron Cardiologist Developing Mobile Game Aimed At Locating AEDs

Posted by Thomas Oliver on 4/8/2014 to AED News

Here’s the thing about AEDs: They can make the difference between life and death in cases of sudden cardiac arrest, and the more places that install them, the more lives can be saved.

Trouble is, if no one knows where to find them, they’re not going to do anybody any good.

This is the kind of problem that requires a creative solution, and a retired cardiologist in Akron, Ohio may have found one.

Dr. Terry Gordon is leading an effort to create a smartphone game that will encourage local teens to help document the locations of AEDs.

Dr. Gordon has been working for years to get AEDs installed nationwide. His latest crusade is aimed at helping emergency responders in the Summit County area know if there is an AED nearby that they could use to save someone’s life.

The object of the game is simple. If you find an AED, take a selfie with it and mark its location in the app. People who find the most AEDs or cover the most territory are eligible to win prizes.

Once it’s been confirmed, the location information would then be added to a database hosted by Artrus, a company that specializes in locating AEDs and providing info to 911 dispatchers.

At this point, the app is still in development. Dr. Gordon is working with Rubber City Wizards, a software development firm in Akron, and hopes to roll out the app by the start of the 2014-15 school year.

If successful, the plan could prove to be a huge lift for emergency responders. Thorough and up-to-date location info would make it much easier to find the nearest AED, and therefore much easier to save a life.

Kudos to Dr. Gordon for his creative idea, and here’s hoping it allows more people to be saved by AEDs!

 Lives Saved By AEDs
 Frequently Asked Questions
 AED Laws + Codes
 The Importance of AEDs
 AED News

 St. Patty's Day: Alcohol And The Heart
 5 Heart Health Myths That Are Just That
 The Five Most Important Places To Have AEDs
 The Effects Of Yoga On Heart Health
 How To Get Your Health Back on Track After the Holidays

 March 2016
 February 2016
 January 2016
 December 2015
 November 2015
 October 2015
 September 2015
 August 2015
 July 2015
 June 2015
 May 2015
 April 2015
 March 2015
 February 2015
 January 2015
 December 2014
 November 2014
 October 2014
 September 2014
 August 2014
 July 2014
 June 2014
 May 2014
 April 2014
 March 2014
 February 2014
 January 2014
 December 2013
 November 2013
 October 2013
 September 2013
 February 2012
 February 2011
 December 2010
 November 2010
 October 2010
aed coupon

google_plus_iconyoutube icon
free shipping

aed guarantee and warranty

aed purchase order

AED price quote
FDA Approved AEDs

Mailing List