The Lifeline ARM Automated Chest Compression Device Honored as Winner in the 2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards

The Lifeline ARM Automated Chest Compression Device Honored as Winner in the 2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards

Guilford, CT
June 27, 2016

Defibtech’s latest lifesaving resuscitation product, the Lifeline ARM, has been selected as the Bronze Winner in the Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products category of the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), an annual competition for new products. The Lifeline ARM Automated Chest Compression device is an automated and portable, battery- or AC-powered solution that provides adult sudden cardiac arrest victims cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to American Heart Association / European Resuscitation Council (AHA/ERC) guidelines.  Products were judged based on design and engineering innovation; function and user‐related innovation; patient benefits; business benefits; and overall benefit to the healthcare system.

“We are honored to be recognized by the MDEA judges,” said Defibtech President & CEO Gintaras Vaisnys. “The precise operation of the Lifeline ARM helps to ensure high-quality and continuous CPR associated with better survival for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.”           

The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is the medtech industry's premier awards program recognizing achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility.  With a jury comprised of a balance of practicing doctors, nurses, and technicians alongside industrial designers, engineers, manufacturers, and human factors experts, the awards program celebrates the achievements of the medical device manufacturers, as well as their engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians, who are responsible for the cutting‐edge products that are saving lives; improving patient healthcare; and transforming medtech—one innovation at a time.


About Defibtech

Defibtech, LLC, is a leader and innovator in the design and manufacture of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and other lifesaving resuscitation products such as the new automated chest compression device Lifeline ARM. By using advanced design and manufacturing techniques, Defibtech provides value-oriented, easy-to-use solutions with high quality and reliability. Defibtech devices include the Lifeline™ and ReviveR™ families of AEDs and related accessories. With over 250,000 defibrillators shipped worldwide in various language configurations, Defibtech has drawn accolades and won numerous awards for innovative product design, growth, quality, and services. Defibtech’s products are sold exclusively through their network of distribution partners in the United States and in more than 50 countries around the world.  With headquarters in Guilford, Conn., Defibtech designs and manufactures its products in the United States according to current Good Manufacturing Practices in state-of-the-art ISO compliant facilities. For more information about Defibtech and its products, visit