I-PAD AED by CU Medical

The i-PAD Defibrillator by CU Medical

The i-PAD Defibrillator by CU Medical

The i-PAD by CU Medical is an Intelligent Public Access Defibrillator designed for minimally trained individuals. This automatic external defibrillator or AED is designed to be used by medical professionals, those trained in CPR, and bystanders alike.  The i-PAD is designed to treat Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) and Fast Ventricular Tachycardia. These two are the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).  Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States and around the world.  In the United States alone, cardiac arrest is responsible for between 300, 000 and 400,000 deaths each year.  Studies have shown that increased public availability of AEDs could drastically alter that number by providing the critical treatment needed.

Cardiac arrest, also known as cardiopulmonary arrest or circulatory arrest is when normal circulation of the blood is ceased due to failure of the heart to effectively contract.  Sudden cardiac arrest or SCA is different from a heart attack where the blood flow to the heart is impaired; however sometimes cardiac arrest is caused by a heart attack.  Sudden cardiac arrest is usually the result of an electrical disturbance in your heart that disrupts its ability to circulate blood to the rest of your body.  Improper blood circulation to the brain will cause unconsciousness.  If heart rhythm doesn’t return to normal, brain damage or death can result.  Survival is rare if cardiac arrest occurs for more than 10 minutes. The only effective treatment for this is the application of a defibrillating shock which can be delivered with the i-PAD.

It’s a common misconception that SCA can only affect the elderly and infirm.  The truth is that cardiac arrest can strike anyone in any age group or level of physical fitness at any time.  The sad fact is that the survival rate of SCA is very low because help doesn’t reach the victim in time.  The i-PAD gives access to this life saving technology anywhere.  Schools, businesses, fire stations, and shopping centers can all benefit from the confidence that an AED can give.

Easy to use

The i-Pad is simple and easy to use.  First cardiac is identified.  The symptoms of cardiac arrest are:

  • No Movement and no response when shaken
  • No normal breathing
  • No pulse

Then clear, calm voice prompts help apply the electrode pads correctly where they’re needed.   The unit will then decide if the patient needs defibrillation and will prompt you to press the button to deliver the shock if needed.   The i-PAD provides clear indication of when the shock needs to be administered so it is safe for the rescuer to use.

The i-Pad will then give instructions to perform CPR.  The I-PAD can be configured for rescue providers, lay rescuers, and healthcare providers.

While the i-PAD is charging after a shockable rhythm is detected, the ECG of the patient is continuously acquired and analyzed. If the ECG rhythm changes to a non shockable rhythm, the i-PAD disarms itself.

Durable and Reliable

When cardiac arrest occurs, fast action is needed.  There’s no time to wonder if your AED is functional or how to use it.  The i-PAD performs daily, weekly, and monthly automated self-tests so it will always be ready.  Upon insertion of a battery the device will perform extensive self-tests as well.  The battery will deliver a minimum of 200 shocks or 4 hours of operating time.

The i-PAD is durable and has been tested to perform in a wide range of temperatures and humidity for a variety of different climates.  It has been rated to withstand water and dust and can be used in vibrating situations such as in an ambulance.

The i-PAD has a memory capacity of 40 minutes for recording ECG and event data.  The data can be easily transferred with the IrDA adapter. Rescue operation data may be transferred to a personal computer for review, printing, and archiving using CU Expert – the data management software from CU Medical Systems, Inc.

Simple Design

The i-PAD has a simple design to make it both easy and quick to understand.   It is almost impossible to make a mistake with this straightforward design.  A clear LED indicator lets you know that the device is working and which mode it’s in.  Once you power the device on there are only two buttons; the ‘i’ button and the shock button.  The shock button is clearly labeled and the voice prompts will alert the user only if a shock is necessary.  The “i” button gives information regarding the last usage and self-tests.  It also assists with CPR instruction.

  • State LED Modes
  • Blinking green means the i-PAD is in standby mode and ready for use
  • Solid green means the i-PAD is in rescue mode
  • Blinking red means the i-PAD has detected a system error or low battery during a self-test
  • Solid blue means the i-PAD is conducting a self-test
  • Solid white means the i-PAD is in administration mode and is waiting for a possible data transfer to a personal computer or healthcare provider

Accessories for the I-PAD Defibrillator

I-PAD AED Accessories


Optional Accessories

  • Carrying case
  • Adaptor for battery charging
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • IrDA Connector for data communication
  • Software for data managing with Key File
  • Wall Bracket
  • Wall Cabinet (Small) with Alarm (Included AED Sign)
  • Pediatric defibrillator electrode pads
  • i-PAD trainer

e~cube

Defibrillation is used to interrupt a dangerous heart rhythm so the heart can attempt to resume a normal rhythm.  Each manufacturer of AEDs has a different approach to this.  CU Medical’s patented e~cube biphasic truncated exponential shock waveform is their answer the best, safest, and most effective defibrillation method.