IDC was selected to develop an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training device to support the training of first aid workers. XFT's previous AED trainer was also developed by IDC, and went on to become XFT's most successful product.
The training device works by offering a variety of pre-programmed scenarios to train first responders how to use a defibrillator in emergency situations. It can also work with CPR training equipment to give feedback on pushing force and the frequency of chest compressions through its interface.
Unlike the previous AED trainer, XFT wanted the new device to replicate a 'real' AED in its appearance to make the training experience as realistic as possible. The team was briefed to develop an AED trainer in an all-in-one package, with rechargeable battery, carrying handle, a display and storage space for electrode pads, instruction manual and remote controller. The team worked on the project from concept right through to manufacture.