This app provides simple, easy-to follow steps on how to perform CPR in adults, children and infants. It uses clear, well designed illustrations to guide the user through the CPR steps, and step-by-step illustrations on how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
Once downloaded, no internet access is necessary for tutorials.
Very clear, easy to follow illustrations.
The side swipe option makes navigation through the steps easy.
The app has a “CPR Timing Assist” feature, allowing users to hear beeps or feel vibrations to help with consistent chest compression timing.
Has the option of 3 different language settings — English, Maori, Chinese.
This review is based on the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) developed by researchers at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.(1) It is designed to score apps on a few comprehensive dimensions — engagement, functionality, aesthetics, and information quality. Each dimension comprises several items which are rated on a 5-point scale from “1. Inadequate” to “5. Excellent”.
The tech review relates to the technical aspects of the app, such as security, privacy, etc
Reviewer: Mark Rainford, Business Analyst, December 2016 Security & Privacy: Data captured in Donation process only which is conducted within a browser linked from the app. Performance: App is responsive but some content links don’t seem to work. Platform Support : iOS 7 or greater and Android mobile app stated however some links don’t appear to work on IOS 10 Impact of app on battery: Location services can be set to always on which will drain the battery. Engagement: App provides excellent CPR key point advice which is accessible without data. Data sharing: No apparent data sharing but none needed Data Usage: Videos are streamed and not loaded onto the phone so not accessable in places without data such as remote places or on planes. For locations outside NZ, the app links to Wikipedia for contact numbers, which requires data. Emergency data is only available with connectivity. Use of locations services such as GPS: No
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