Bioengineering seniors develop add-on pad to make defibrillators more effective

Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:41 PM | Amy Kavalewitz (Administrator)

A lot of needles may help restart a heart

MIKE WILLIAMS

 – APRIL 12, 2018

The skin presents a formidable barrier to life-saving defibrillators, but a team of students from Rice University believes it has found a way around that problem.

Or, more to the point, through.

The Zfib team of Rice senior bioengineering students created an add-on for automated external defibrillators – aka AEDs – that literally punches through the skin to help deliver a jolt to a person in cardiac arrest.

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