Collaborative graduate-level teamwork on research, design and prototyping for cable management involved in operating a defibrillator – supported by the Toronto Paramedic Services

A design that responds to the management issues of numerous cables that are involved in operating a defibrillator by the staff at the Toronto Paramedic Services, resulting in increased stress for paramedics and an increased response time during patient assessment processes during an emergency. The prototype (LE TANGO) consists of a light and flexible comb to keep the ECG leads separated and an unattached coiling system that provides control over the amount of extended cables, easing the storage and removal of the cables in the case.