Bio-Detek Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of ZOLL Medical Corp, announced that its PocketCPR device will be distributed for CPR training in Japan by Nihon Kohden.

About the size of a cell phone, the PocketCPR measures the rate and depth of chest compressions during CPR, provides audible and visual feedback to those administering CPR, and removes subjective judgment about depth and rate of chest compressions.

The device provides the user with voice and visual prompts to encourage a compression depth of 1.5 to 2 inches (4 to 5 cm) and prompts the rescuer to “push harder” if the compressions are less than 1.5 inches. LED lights on the device flash to indicate a good compression or if the compression depth is out of the accepted range. A metronome helps the user achieve the proper rate of compression.

The Bio-Detek PocketCPR is FDA cleared for assistance in the delivery of CPR for rescue situations or CPR training.