Stay Alive: A Mobile Application for the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Process According to the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Protocol

  • Julio Didier Maciel
  • Rodrigo Duarte SeabraEmail author
  • Rodrigo Maximiano Antunes de Almeida
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 800)


Cardiorespiratory arrest often occurs in hospital settings. The American Heart Association, the leading institution in treating heart disease worldwide, proposes to treat this condition using the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) protocol. Despite the existence of this protocol, its procedure is not always correctly followed during the treatment of a cardiorespiratory arrest. This study proposes the development and laboratory testing of a mobile application to aid the cardiopulmonary resuscitation process following the guidelines of the ACLS protocol. The main results showed that the application is a good alternative to support the cardiopulmonary resuscitation process.


ACLS Cardiorespiratory arrest Smartphones mHealth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julio Didier Maciel
    • 1
  • Rodrigo Duarte Seabra
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rodrigo Maximiano Antunes de Almeida
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Systems Engineering and Information TechnologyFederal University of ItajubáItajubáBrazil
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematics and ComputingFederal University of ItajubáItajubáBrazil

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