Penn Defibrillator Design Challenge
|Presented By||Penn Medicine Social Media and Health Innovation Lab|
|Goal||Raise awareness about life-saving AEDs through public art.|
|Task||Submit a design related to AEDs to win prizes and save lives.|
The Social Media and Health Innovation Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is currently holding a contest called the Penn Defibrillator Design Challenge (www.defibdesignchallenge.com). This project is an initiative at the intersection of public health and public art and is engaging the public to submit designs to surround an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). AEDs are life-saving devices used to shock the heart back to life during cardiac arrest, yet often go unnoticed by passers-by or are misunderstood as only being able to be used by medical professionals. In fact, the devices can be used by anyone and often make the difference between life and death for the cardiac arrest victim.
The first AED design installation launched the contest and is featured now in Philadelphia's iconic 30th Street Station. This design uses "Twitter furniture" spelling #AED to create a conversation space around the AED as well as a conversation space on social media. The below stories show more about the first installation.
|How to Join||
1) Visit the contest website.
*Anyone under 18 years of age must submit with a parent or guardian.
Computer, design software, or crayon/pencils/markers and a scanner to upload
|Ideal Age Group||College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Tags||aed, art, cardiac arrest, defibrillators, design, education, health, heart, heart health, hearts, medicine, policy, public art, public design, public health, science|
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