Development of defibrillation pads that breaks the skin impedance barrier


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2017-2018 Team
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Project Title
Development of defibrillation pads that breaks the skin impedance barrier
Design Challenge
To improve defibrillator operation and increase survival rate in SCA patients, the modern world needs AEDs that can overcome the skin impedance barrier. Current AED products do not have a mechanism to do this and often require multiple shocks to successfully resuscitate a patient, wasting time, decreasing the likelihood of survival, and introducing complications. To solve this issue, we will focus on redesigning one component of the AED hardware - the defibrillator pads. A set of defibrillation pads that can bypass skin impedance will more effectively deliver energy to the heart, leading to a greater chance of successful defibrillation.
Date Updated
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Texas Heart Institute
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  • Bioengineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Eric Richardson
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • BIOE
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Gary Woods
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • ECE
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Texas Heart Institute

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Award(s) and Recognition
- Accepted into Design of Medical Devices (DMD) competition
- Accepted into Second Phase of the Student Design Competition at the ASAIO 64th Annual Conference
- 3rd place in the Advanced Health Systems track at the Johns Hopkins University Design Competition

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