Conventional CPR training is about to get an overhaul with the use of PCs and the Wii. Currently it’s a concept technology and it has been under development by the University of Alabama at Birmingham since the beginning of this year.
The idea is that when you push on ResusciAnne’s chest, the motion controlled joystick interprets it as correct or incorrect chest compressions and lets you know. A working prototype was created last Spring, and the American Heart Association has pledged $50,000 in grant money. The Wii CPR software could be available for download as early as this Fall. It would be an open source code so the user can program it to their own specifications.