Channel your artistic side and create a design so that AEDs are more noticeable in the community!
The University of Pennsylvania is hosting the Defibrillator Design Challenge
The contest, which runs from February 6th to March 6th, offers cash prizes to participants who submit designs surrounding AEDs. Create your design and upload it to the Defibrillator Design Challenge website!
Don't have time to create a design? Check out the designs already submitted and vote for the design you like best!
Sudden cardiac arrest is a major public health issue affecting an estimated 500,000 people each year. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are devices that deliver a life-saving shock and their use in an emergency can often mean the difference between life and death for the victim. AEDs are safe, easy to use, and can be used by anyone. The challenge is that many bystanders are not conscious of their locations in public spaces or do not know that they can and should be retrieved and used during a cardiac emergency.