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Lifesaver VR is an innovative CPR training game that puts you in the centre of the action.

Designed for use with a VR headset, you’ll experience what it’s like to be part of an emergency, learning essential CPR skills as you follow the steps it takes to save a life. 

This VR experience is a fantastic tool for community CPR and first aid trainers who are looking to teach CPR skills to members of the public, especially tech-savvy young people. Lifesaver VR is compatible for use with some Laerdal manikins, allowing for a realistic learning experience and providing useful feedback for the user.  

How to play 

How Lifesaver was developed 

Lifesaver is a collaboration between Resuscitation Council UK and award-winning production company UNIT9. In the four scenarios, evidence-based guidance on CPR and first aid education are brought to life by BAFTA winner Martin Percy (writer/director) and a cast which includes Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley. 

Lifesaver first launched in 2013, with updates released in 2017 and 2020. The innovative Lifesaver VR experience arrived in September 2017 and was expanded in 2020 for use with CPR training manikins. e-Lifesaver, a SCORM-compliant e-learning tool for the workplace, launched in April 2020.  

Lifesaver has since been used as a training tool across the country, and was included in the Wellcome Collection’s 2018 exhibition ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’  


  • E-Learning Awards 2013: Lifesaver won four gold and one silver award at the E-Learning Awards 2013, the first quadruple gold win. 
  • BAFTA Awards: Nomination 2013 & 2017
  • The Webby Awards: People's voice winner. 
  • IPA Best of Health Awards: Digital Media GOLD, Digital Media Best of Show 


  • A study was conducted by Dr Joyce Yeung, et al. to compare the effect of Lifesaver training only, face-to-face (F2F) training only, and a combination of Lifesaver and F2F training. Read the results published in journal "Resuscitation"
  • Read Dr Jasmeet Soar’s “Lifesaver app teaches CPR by throwing you into the action: Crisis simulator fuses interactivity with live-action film to show you how to respond to heart attacks and choking”, published in journal “Resuscitation”. 
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