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Florida Man’s Invention Designed to Make CPR Easier

June 10, 2014

NAPLES — The idea came from a broom handle and plunger.

Now, part-time Naples resident Joe Hanson has federal approval to market his new CPR device that makes chest compressions easy for cardiopulmonary resuscitation on adults, including audio that times the procedure.

Dr. Robert Tober, emergency medical services director in Collier County, has been helping Hanson with his invention, called CPR RsQ Assist, to make it a must-have piece of equipment for performing hands-only CPR.

“The device is self-prompting and virtually foolproof,” Tober said. “This makes the aerobic effort of CPR easier. You are (positioned) eight inches higher so it is more comfortable.”

 

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