This Heart Attack Helper Hangs On The Wall

Given all the complaints about slow responses to 911 emergency calls, the time might be ripe for CPR Prompt Corp.'s new gadget. It's a computerized voice-synthesis system that dispenses advice for handling cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) emergencies such as heart attacks and choking. The Springfield (Mass.) company hopes the portable device will become as common as fire extinguishers on the walls of restaurants and other public places.

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