A group of Enloe High School students is making it possible for ordinary people to use their smartphones and tablets to save a life when they see someone whose heart has stopped.
The students created CPRonDemand, a mobile app that can be activated during an emergency to walk people through the steps of performing CPR on someone who is in cardiac arrest. CPRonDemand is one of five national winners, including two from high schools in Charlotte, in the Lenovo Scholar Network National Mobile App Development Competition.
“We created our app with a fundamental purpose in mind: to enable the common man to save a life,” said Arvind Rajan, one of the members of the Enloe team, in a YouTube video promoting the app.
People have until July 10 to go to http://lenovoscholars.com/2017-fan-favorite/ to vote for one of the five apps. The team with the most votes gets prizes such as state-of-the-art technology.
The Enloe students are members of the Raleigh magnet school’s health sciences academy. It’s among 675 academies nationwide sponsored by NAF, a nonprofit organization that has placed small academies in high schools.