Singapore – Frozen Ape today is pleased to announce the release of CPR Tempo, an iOS app that provides audio and visual cues to aid the timing of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. A rate of 100 compressions per minute is recommended by the American Heart Association for effective CPR. This is difficult to maintain without audio cues. Rescuers traditionally either use dedicated hardware or resort to acquainting themselves with songs that have a similar tempo. For the first time, iOS users have constant access to a dedicated and polished software solution.
The idea for this app was conceived when ER nurse and Army Reservist MAJ Don Kyle shared with Frozen Ape about how their flagship and bestselling metronome app, Tempo, was used to help save a life. By simply setting Tempo to play at 100 beats per minute, a tool intended for musicians became the perfect CPR aid. The tones, Don shared, were able to cut through ambient noise and remain audible.
“We were elated and humbled that our metronome app could play a part in saving lives. This is something that never crossed our minds,” said Zen Ho, founder of Frozen Ape. “We reached out to Don Kyle and with his help, designed a dedicated CPR timing app along with some bonus features. We salute the work of all medical workers around the world, and to play our own small part, are providing this app for free.”
CPR Tempo is designed for optimal clarity and to be fuss free, critical requirements during emergencies. Its interface is dominated by an illustrated heart that pounds to the audio tones. Timers with their own audio and visual cues are provided for rhythm checks and epinephrine administration. These two key actions require the lapse of time intervals which are often not adhered to. All actions taken during a resuscitation event are logged, along with its location.
Key App Features
* Audio and visual cues for CPR tempo
* Timer for rhythm checks after defibrillator shocking
* Timer for epinephrine administration
* Logging of each resuscitation event
* Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 1.5 MB
Pricing and availability
CPR Tempo 1.0 is available for free on the App Store in the Medical category.
Frozen Ape was founded by independent developer Zen Ho in 2009. Based in Singapore and specializing in music applications, Frozen Ape is committed to creating user-friendly and functional solutions for mobile platforms. Copyright (C) 2009-2012 Frozen Ape. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.