Lifesaver Mobile

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Lifesaver Mobile

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Video-gaming style of instructing people in how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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Countries of use

The app relies on UK resuscitation guidelines. However, it can still be used by anyone familiar with the English language




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(Based in United Kingdom) ; Support email:


Resuscitation Council UK (50%); Technology Strategy Board, UK (50%)

Medical Adviser

Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK), UK, and Dr Jasmeet Soar, Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine, North Bristol NHS Trust, UK


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Video-gaming crisis simulator that instructs people in how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a first-aid technique. Contains three interactive live-action films in which 50 decision-making steps are interspersed by mini games, with CPR being performed throughout. Users must answer multiple-choice questions and themselves carry out each stage of CPR. A voice-over reacts to the user’s actions or answers, explaining correct or wrong choices. Gaming elements aim to help users remain motivated. Time pressure is placed on participants, to encourage quick and accurate reactions. Each of the app’s CPR scenarios takes 8-12 minutes to complete, and a score is produced at the end, which the user can share on social media. The app was designed to make users feel as if in an emergency, to minimise the risk of bystander syndrome in a real emergency.

Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)


Reviewer: Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK), UK
Review: “An estimated 60,000 people each year in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and, sadly, less than 10% will survive. Yet, if a bystander is able to start CPR, they could double a person’s chances of survival. The Resuscitation Council (UK) has combined forces with award-winning production company UNIT9 to develop ‘Lifesaver’—a revolutionary new way to learn CPR … Lifesaver is a live-action movie you play like a game. It just happens to show how to save someone’s life. It throws you into the heart of the action, changing what happens in movies, showing real people in real places. … You learn by doing: do it wrong, and see the consequences; do it right, and sense the thrill of saving a life. And it is free.”
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Usage: 31%-40%
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Reviewer: Heartstart Cornwall, UK
Review: “Download the ‘LifeSaver’ app. Approved by the Resuscitation Council UK. Not a replacement for getting great emergency life-support (ELS) training with us, but an excellent way of engaging young people.”
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Usage: Not specified
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