Created by Swedish company Jolife AB, the LUCAS 2 chest compressor has a simple goal: performing the simple task of pumping the chest to let one paramedic do something that requires more… intelligence. In short, it is like having a third paramedic on the scene.
LUCAS 2 runs on battery and doesn’t require an air supply (as LUCAS 1 did, apparently). It can run for 45 minutes, which we guess should be enough for most interventions. Last month, it was approved in Europe and Canada, and it should be shipping in the USA “in the fall”. I weighs 17.2lbs and fits in a backpack.
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