LifeBot (Phoenix, AZ) just announced the release of the world’s lightest external advanced life support defibrillator, the LifeBot ALS Defibrillator. The unit weighs only 2.8 pounds (1.27) kg and is 4.5 x 8.35 x 2.5 inches (11.43 x 21 x 6.35 cm) in size. It features single lead monitoring, ability to pace the heart, and manual or semi-automatic defibrillation.
The company touts the ease of use of the system, allowing first responders to quickly begin life-saving therapy. Additionally, pacing and cardioversion can be performed using the same pair of electrode pads. The device is initially being made available internationally, and LifeBot is progressing toward releasing a U.S. version.