Lawlor Technologies, a software development company based in Glasgow, Scotland, built the Alexa C.P.R skill which went viral last year. The skill is currently installed in over 130,000 homes throughout the UK and it’s key purpose is to educate people on how to give C.P.R. It gives step by step instructions along with a 120 beats per minute audio track to keep in rhythm with.
Chris, the founder of Lawlor Technologies, came up with this concept back in 2018, when thinking about what roles home voice assistants will play in the future as we rely on them more and more due to their ease of use. Chris said, “When I’m thinking about new ideas, I always consider how we will use technology in 20 years time instead of today, then I try and implement that technology today. When it came to the C.P.R Alexa add-on, I believe in the not so distant future we will rely on home assistants such as Alexa and Siri to give us instant medical advice when it is most urgent.”
In January of 2020, the Alexa skill went viral after a paramedic posted a video using it on Facebook, gathering over 2 million views, and then caught the attention of various newspapers. This was almost 2 years after Lawlor Technologies built the Alexa skill, where it only has a few hundred downloads.
Chris continued, “I believe such technology will be built into Alexa in the coming years, but for now we have added in this skill until they move further into the Digital Health space. Our C.P.R drumbeat was the most innovative part of this project, to keep with the rhythm of compressions per second (120 beats per minute).”
Lawlor Technologies plans on integrating NHS provided data into new Alexa Skills, in order to retrieve a wide range of health advice and the most up-to-date practices.
Company Name: Lawlor Technologies
Contact Person: Chris Lawlor
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Address:93 Hope Street
Country: United Kingdom