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First Aid Gloves

source: First Aid Gloves
source: First Aid Gloves

Founder:  Anna Koppmann und Marie Radke

Mentor:  Prof. Ineke Hans

funded by: Creative Prototyping - the Berlin startup scholarship at the UdK Berlin

Every second counts. The human brain decides within eight seconds whether to initiate or omit first aid measures. In emergency situations, only one in three people in Germany receives first aid, which costs thousands of lives every year. The greatest inhibitions when carrying out first aid measures are the fear of touching strangers, as well as a lack of knowledge and practice in emergency situations. The First Aid Gloves combine the basic protection of disposable medical gloves with helpful first aid instructions. They ensure patient and self-protection and, by overcoming inhibitions, promote willingness to provide first aid. The printed medical latex gloves use internationally understandable pictograms to create a safe and intuitive framework for dealing with a hectic emergency situation. On the left hand is a first aid checklist. The right glove is printed with instructions on how to perform thorax compressions. The First Aid Gloves impress with their compact and wallet-friendly packaging and are therefore immediately ready for use. The First Aid Gloves should help, give courage and ultimately save lives.