France is very poorly equipped with defibrillators (AEDs) and French citizens are still not trained enough in first aid. In fact, every year 50,000 people die prematurely from cardiac arrest, 15 times more than on the road. In 70% of cases, a witness is present and can act thanks to simple gestures and the early use of a defibrillator. Recently, there has been an increase in awareness, but measures remain insufficient. They focus on the deployment of defibrillators in public places and establishments, whereas 80% of cardiac arrests occur in the private sphere.
This is why, in 2015, three engineers, Johann Kalchman, Timothée Soubise and Martial Itty made a strong commitment to do everything possible to start a revolution by creating Lifeaz. Their ambition: to place the citizen at the heart of the survival chain and give him the power to save lives thanks to a global approach in 3 pillars.
- An automatic defibrillator, extremely simple to use. Clark is the first connected defibrillator designed for individuals, 100% made in France, and deployable at home, in condominiums but also in small and large companies. It decides on the therapy to adopt, there is no risk of making a mistake. It guides the user vocally and visually step by step.
- Monitoring and maintenance are simplified to make sure it works at all times. Clark is an extremely reliable defibrillator thanks to its connectivity, which performs regular self-tests and alerts us in case of anomalies to ensure that it works properly at all times.
- Raising awareness of life-saving techniques for everyone, thanks to digital innovations (Everyday Heroes) and physical innovations, because equipping oneself with a defibrillator is not enough and it is important to be aware of first aid techniques in order to dare to act and to give the victim a maximum chance of survival.