Staying Alive with Virtual Humans
Current at-home cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training systems are limited by the feedback they provide. Virtual trainers have the potential to enhance feedback in CPR training systems by providing real-time demonstrations. We developed CPRBuddy, a CPR training system that uses a virtual trainer to emulate a live trainer to automatically provide powerful feedback. CPRBuddy uses computer vision to track the user’s chest compressions and gives verbal and visual (in the form of demonstrative gestures) feedback.