To the Beat of Saving Lives
School of Interactive & Digital Media
Published on 06 Oct 2017
The interactive game requires you to be hands-on with the mannequin.
What's the link between The Bee Gees' Staying Alive and performing CPR? The SIDM - developed game, "Power to Save a Life".
It is the first game in Singapore that lets players actually perform CPR to the beat of popular songs! Conceptualised by the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF), students from the Diploma in Game Development & Technology and the Diploma in Digital Game Art & Design brought this game to life (pun intended). With the game enabling players to achieve the ideal CPR rate, SHF also hopes to lower the mental barriers associated with performing CPR, and empower the public with the confidence to carry out chest compressions when necessary.
Dr Chee Tek Siong, organising chairperson of National Heart Week and member of SHF's Board of Directors, sung praises for the game. He says: "We hope that this game can show the public that anyone can administer CPR with the right training."
The game was launched by MP Lee Yi Shyan, grassroots adviser to East Coast GRC Grassroots Organisations on Sep 30 in commemoration of World Heart Day 2017.