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Defribrillating Shoes

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As we all know, it is vital when somebody has a heart attack to give them large and uncontrolled doses of electricity. What is less well known, is that this needs to be done within 8 minutes of the incident, its no use doing this a hour later that would be stupid. This is why defibrillating shoes are a must for the concerned pedestrian. How do they work? As a person walks a small charge is built up, which gets larger during the day. When you spot someone having a heart attack, simply jump on their chest shouting clear, they will be back on their feet in no time.
Mr Risk, Mar 19 2003

(?) Defibrillation Kit http://www.lifesavi...ore/html/page9.html
Includes idiot-proof instructions, which judging by this idea, may be more important than you might think. [DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

(?) Drowning http://www.ibiblio....h1908/06-drown.html
1908 article on CPR including Sylvester's method. [oneoffdave, Dec 21 2004]


       neat +1
po, Mar 19 2003

       Brings a whole new meaning to "jump starting". (+)
8th of 7, Mar 19 2003

       Just keep away from shopping trolleys. The static discharge would burn the skin off your hands.
egbert, Mar 19 2003

       As I understand this, you will be deliveringa shock of 200-300 joules to someone through your hands. What will trigger this? I can see a scenario where this could become the ultimate (literally) hand buzzer. Will this detect VF and only shock if it's present?
oneoffdave, Mar 19 2003

       I read it as if they were using their shod feet! where did hands come into this equation?   

       UB, all two of them?
po, Mar 19 2003

       [po] My mistake, too much work and not enough coffee today. At least jumping on the chest will deliver a precordial thump.
oneoffdave, Mar 19 2003

       Would *not* be a good technology to combine with Maxwell Smart's shoe phone.
beauxeault, Mar 19 2003

       Would these be useful if your colleague had just been struck by lightning?
pottedstu, Mar 19 2003

       somebody stepped on my foot the other day and I still can't feel my leg.
jaksplat, Dec 18 2004

       [jacksplat] same thing happend to me three years ago and I still can't feel it.
oneoffdave, Dec 18 2004

       If stepping on somebody to defibrillate them is the only way to do so, wouldn't that mean that you'd be suffocating then by squeezing their lungs?
croissantz, Dec 20 2004

       [croissantz] Jumping on and off the victim would alternately compress and expand their lungs so performing an alternative form of artificial respiration. Early methods such as the Sylvester worked on a similar principle.
oneoffdave, Dec 21 2004

       atrial fibrillation is dangerous as a result of blood flow rate plus clotting that occurs at low flow rates; a recognized treatment is to deliver anticoagulants; some of the anticoagulants are effective at 10mg dose;   

       more appealing would be a pad people put n their shoes that detected cardiac state n then energetically (like a micro bullet cartridge) delivered a drug; car airbags save a few thousand lives each year but a foot airbag could save hundreds of thousands, plus you just toss it n your shoe n ignore it unitil there is an event
beanangel, Jan 16 2008

       //a pad people put n their shoes// Whoa, whoa WHOA. I thought your "n" was an apostrophe-deprived nacton, and now you're using it as a an abbreviation for "in"?? Which??
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 16 2008


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