Defibtech Lifeline VIEW AED Wins a Good Design Award

Defibtech Lifeline VIEW AED Wins a Good Designtm Award

January 3, 2011

Defibtech announced today that the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design awarded a Good Designtm Award to Defibtech for the Lifeline VIEW Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Now in it’s 60th year, the Museum’s historic Good Design program was founded in Chicago in 1950 with the participation of early modernism’s most formable designers. Good Design remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide.

"We are very proud of the Lifeline VIEW AED,” stated Defibtech President Gintaras Vaisnys, "And we are proud that prestigious awards like Good Design recognize this product to be among the elite design projects in the world.” 

For 2010, the Museum received a record number of entries from around the world representing the most important and critical mass of influential corporations worldwide in the design industry from over 48 countries.

The Lifeline VIEW is the first and only AED to offer a full-color video display that provides step-by-step video directions for performing CPR, rescue breathing and external defibrillation. The device also has text and audio prompts that walk the user through a rescue. The View is the newest addition to the Lifeline AED family of products.

AEDs revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation. Studies show that if victims are defibrillated within a minute or two after arrest, more than 70 percent survive. If defibrillation is delayed for more than 10 minutes, only 5 percent live, making immediate access to easy to use AEDs vital.