Awards / Nominations:-
- IPA Health Awards: Best Of Show Consumer
- IPA Health Awards: Gold Digital Media
- One Show Awards: Interactive Silver Pencil User Experience Design – Mobile / Utility
- Webby Awards: Education & Reference (Handheld Devices) – People’s Choice Award
- Creative Review Annual: Best In Book
- CLIO Healthcare Awards: Grand CLIO Award
- E-Learning Awards: Silver Award – Best E-Learning Project – Not-for-profit Sector
- E-Learning Awards: Gold Award – Best Use Of Mobile Learning
- E-Learning Awards: Gold Award – Excellence In The Production Of Learning Content – Not-for-profit Sector
- E-Learning Awards: Gold Award – Excellence In The Production Of Learning Content – Public Sector
- E-Learning Awards: Gold Award – Best Learning Game, Simulation or Virtual Environment
- The Lovie Awards: People’s Lovie Award For Best Use Of Interactive Video
- The Lovie Awards: Gold Winner For Best Use Of Interactive Video
- FWA: Site Of The Month
- FWA: Site Of The Day
- FWA: Mobile Of The Day
- Client:- Resuscitation Council UK
- Agency:- None
- Role:- Developer
This project has won a stupid number of awards. Just saying :).
On top of this, it turns out that one of the actors in the Peter film (film 3), Daisy Ridley, is one of the main cast in Star Wars: Episode VII! As someone who loves me some Star Wars, this makes me very happy. Although, I saw her photo a couple of months ago when they announced the cast and didn’t recognise her even a little, despite spending months of my life staring at her face while I tested the website and apps.
I’m truly proud of this project. It’s not often that we get to work on such a mind-bendingly useful app or website. In Lifesaver we have made something that, at the least, has taught CPR to myself and a bunch of people at UNIT9.
First, we built the website and launched at the beginning of January 2013; then we converted the website for iPad and Android Tablets, launching at the end of Feb 2013; and finally I rebuilt the UI for the iPhone and Android Phones, launching in March 2013.
While working on this 5 month project my family suffered two devastating tragedies. Thankfully I had an engaging project that allowed me to forget my personal troubles, and the final result is something special.
The Resuscitation Council (UK) is the medical charity that produces the official UK guidelines for CPR that are followed by the NHS and all the first aid charities. Working with the creative team here at UNIT9, LIFESAVER – a revolutionary new way to learn CPR – application is now available on mobile, tablet and android.
An estimated 60,000 people each year in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and, sadly, less than 10% of those people will survive. Yet, if a bystander is able to start CPR they could double a person’s chances of survival.
LIFESAVER is a crisis simulator, which fuses interactivity and live-action film to teach CPR in a new way, on your computer, smartphone or tablet. And it’s completely free.
Guiding the user through three CPR situations, Lifesaver’s users are expected to react within time limits, showing consistency throughout each section and are scored at the end of each gameplay scenario.
To allow a certain competitiveness streak to Lifesaver, and to encourage younger users, the option to track and share your score through social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter is available.
The long term goals of LIFESAVER are clear: To save lives. But, with technologies increasingly becoming part of everyone’s day-to-day lives, LIFESAVER has the tools to make a real difference within local communities; from Secondary schooling right through to further education, the impact of this revolutionary new way to learn CPR can be huge.
Dr Mike Knapton, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation, said: “We need all the help we can get in the battle to improve cardiac arrest survival rates in the UK and LIFESAVER will help give people the confidence to step in and help in a medical emergency.
“Smartphones are now being transformed into vital training aids and developments in technology are providing unique and effective ways to give someone the skills to save a life.”