In the News
A sampling of news stories involving the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab.
Emily is like a lot of other young women: She tracks her exercise, meets friends for dinner, and works as a researcher. But unlike other twenty somethings, she devotes much of her day to an all-consuming mission: Extending her life.
White House Deputy Director of Health Reform Jeanne Lambrew opened the Academy Health National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) by emphasizing the need for health care agencies and providers to communicate more effectively with health care consumers.
Attention Penn students with excessive free time—we have found you a new side hustle. Penn Medicine's Social Media and Health Innovation Lab is holding its first ever Penn Defibrillator Design Challenge, and there is Cash Money to be won.
If you saw someone collapse and lose consciousness would you know where to look for an AED?
If you saw someone collapse and lose consciousness, you would likely call 911, and if they weren’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse, you might also know to start CPR while you waited for help to arrive. But would you know where to look for an AED?
A team of Philadelphia health-care researchers has come up with an idea for making it easier for people to find life-saving AEDs in public settings. They're sponsoring a design contest.
A public health design challenge wants to increase awareness of automated external defibrillators.
If someone collapsed and stopped breathing, would you know what to do, beyond calling for help? Researchers and designers at the University of Pennsylvania worry not enough people know of a simple, effective technique or where to find a defibrillator in a public place.
A research team that last year used crowdsourcing techniques to locate and digitally map 1,400 automated external defibrillators in Philadelphia has launched a new crowdsourcing project to develop graphic designs that will make AEDs more visible in public spaces.
Here’s a horrifying situation for you to consider: A stranger goes into cardiac arrest right in front of you while you’re waiting in line for coffee. What do you do?
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