Smartwatch for CPR data evaluation and research

Smartwatch CPR-data after cardiac arrest

There is a lot of scientific CPR research, but at the same time a lack of CPR data during a rescue. We need this data for evidence-based research to improve survival of a cardiac arrest.

Smartwatches are able to record chest compression depth and rate during a cardiac arrest. By activating a new app this useful CPR data can be collected.

SimCPR already launched a smartwatch app for CPR-training with accurate feedback on chest compression depth and rate. A next app will measure CPR quality during a rescue. During the rescue itself, there is no feedback. Instead, only a timer is displayed and feedback is shown after the event or with a QuickView. This avoids the complicated certification process of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD).

After stopping the timer, depth and rate scores are displayed. In this way, rescuers can evaluate their most important CPR-skills. The recorded data can easily be shared for further evaluation and scientific research. This produces more evidence-based research for improving CPR and cardiac arrest survival.

If you want to support the development of our CPR-data app, please contact Dr. Harry Palsma (