It’s a shocking fact that almost 17 million people die globally of cardiac arrest. Currently, about 9 in 10 people who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital die. But CPR can help improve those odds. If it is performed in the first few minutes of an arrest, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Surprisingly, not many people are aware of the intricate steps needed to perform CPR successfully.

This project is something very close to [Satvik] as one of his closest friends passed away due to cardiac arrest. It goes without saying that having the knowledge to give CPR is extremely important. It's very possible that the situation could have had a more fortunate outcome. Motivated to spread CPR knowledge, we created CPR Trainer.

What it does

CPR Trainer is a handy (proof-of-concept) tool, which aims to aide folks in first-aid ;)

How we built it

Coordinating over both EST and IST timezones has its challenges for sure. This necessitated constant and effective communication, which was KEY! Google Docs is your best friend.

Challenges we ran into

Spark AR is powerful and bleeding-edge, but its feature-set isn't yet completely robust. Figuring out how to work around issues like body tracking was a doozy, but definitely rewarding!

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Within just a few weeks, we've built something that truly has the potential to be a huge benefit to folks down the road. That's just awesome!

What we learned

Spark AR, and AR in general, are still so untapped. There's so much it can do, and our imaginations are only just beginning to grasp what's possible!

What's next for CPR trainer

We'd love to refine CPR Trainer and turn it into a pro-grade experience, suitable for anyone new to CPR. Looking forward to seeing where we can take this :)

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