An estimated 60,000 people each year in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and, sadly, less than 10% of those people will survive. Yet, if a bystander is able to start CPR they could double a person's chances of survival.
The Resuscitation Council (UK) has combined forces with award-winning production company UNIT9, to develop Lifesaver VR, a revolutionary new way to learn CPR. It was written and directed by BAFTA award-winner Martin Percy.
This is the latest innovation in the Lifesaver family of educational life-saving apps. The original Lifesaver was launched in May 2013 and has scooped four gold and one silver e-learning awards, and was a People's Voice Webby winner in the Education and Reference (handheld devices) category. In September 2017, it was updated to include the brand new scenario for young people.
The original Lifesaver was on display in the Wellcome Collection’s Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
You will need a virtual reality or 'VR' headset in order to play Lifesaver VR. Purchase your VR headsets in our shop.
Read more about Lifesaver www.elsevier.com/connect
View our September 2017 press release