System and method for a IBM IoT driven cognitive search and decision for CPR algorithms
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-06
The IP.com Prior Art Database
TITLE: System and method for a IBM IoT driven cognitive search and decision for CPR algorithms
Abstract for this article
System and method for an IOT driven cognitive search and decision for CPR algorithms based on
historical medical data analytics
Disclosed is a novel system and method Seamless CPR (SCPR) includes an improved AED that connects to
a cognitive analytics engine to find the next available ambulance vehicle based on the collected location
information from the emergency location and will initiate an alarm of this vehicle. Then it will send
medical information about the patient to the monitoring system of the ambulance vehicle to inform the
paramedics about the patient situation at the time of the drive to the emergency location by using IOT
communication methods. Furthermore, the rescue monitoring system in the ambulance vehicle will use
public available medical emergency sickness data to calculate the appropriate CPR algorithm for the
patient based on the real time patient data send from the AED. In addition, it allows a direct
communication between the paramedic personal and the first aid person at the emergency location.
Abbreviation's used in this disclosure (defined standard from American Heart Association):
• AED: Automated External Defibrillator
• CPR: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
• SDC: Sudden Cardiac Death, cardiopulmonary circuit stop
• ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Background of the article:
The number of people who incur a cardiopulmonary circuit stop is about 100 out 100.000. A numerous
portion of this urgent life-threatening situation happen in public areas. Therefore, AED's (Automated
External Defibrillators) were installed at public places where a high number of people frequenting the
area can be expected like Airports, Railway Stations or crossroads. Typically, AED's are standalone
systems without connection to rescue service provider like paramedics or rescue centers of hospitals.
The success rate of a CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) heavily depends on multiple factors:
• the time needed between the SDC (Sudden Cardiac Death, cardiopulmonary circuit stop) and
start of the CPR
• the quality of the first aid performed from the first person who finds the sick person
• the readiness to use an available AED
• the time until professional help arrives and acts
• and other factors like age of the sick person, preliminary sickness, temperature.
Improving the overlap possibilities between the Basic life support (first aid) and the Advanced Cardiac
Life Support (ACLS) will have a positive impact on the success rate. Also, a quick automatic emergency
call will open the possibility to do first aid in parallel to informing the rescue chain and getting additional
Functional Description of the article:
Functional improvements of the used components:
The novel system and method SCPR includes a functional improvement of a prior art AED system.
• The prior art AED system will be enabled for calling a rescue cen...