Purpose of the Review
This review analyzes the CPR/Choking app to find out if it can be recommended to patients to learn CPR and choking techniques.
The CPR/Choking app offers instant videos on how to perform CPR and aid a choking victim.
The goal is to teach users the basics of CPR – cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The app is compatible with the latest American Heart Association CPR guidelines issued in October, 2010.
It was developed by leading educators and doctors at the University of Washington School of Medicine through their LEARN CPR program.
As we open the app, its main screen shows us two buttons we can tap: CPR and Choking.
The app seems to have a fixed size on your screen and doesn’t auto-adjust to your device’s screen resolution. You can see from the screenshots it looks like it was developed with a smaller screen in mind.
The Choking section contains videos on how to act in cases of an emergency. Information on adults, children and infants is also provided.
- Videos are good
- User interface has issues
- No additional information is provided
- The user interface issues mentioned are not too bad considering that the app serves only as a video launcher.
- If you want to know how CPR is done then this app is probably OK. However, it really needs more work if it wants to teach people how to effectively respond to emergency scenarios.
Rating: (1 to 5 stars): 2.5/5
- User interface – 2
- Multimedia usage – 3
- Price - 3
- Real world applicability - 2