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Enloe High School students win national fan vote for lifesaving CPR app

A group of students from Enloe High School in Raleigh has won a national fan vote for their app that shows users how to use CPR during an emergency to save the life of a person whose heart has stopped.

The Enloe students created CPRonDemand, a mobile app that can be activated on smartphones and tablets to walk people through the steps of performing CPR on someone who is in cardiac arrest. Lenovo announced Tuesday that CPRonDemand had won the “Fan Favorite” vote in its 2017 Lenovo Scholar Network National Mobile App Development Competition.

The Enloe students came out ahead in the online voting, which ran from May 16 to July 10, over teams from four other high schools, including two from Charlotte. The Enloe students will receive prizes such as state-of-the-art technology.

The app addresses the problem of how the majority of people who are in cardiac arrest don’t get the help they need before trained professionals arrive. The app provides on-screen prompts and videos guiding users on steps recommended by the American Heart Association for how to perform CPR until help arrives.

The app is available for download on the Google Play Store for use on Android devices.

The Enloe students are members of the Raleigh magnet school’s health sciences academy. It’s among 675 academies nationwide sponsored by NAF, a nonprofit organization that has placed small academies in high schools.