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the interior of the ambulance is shown with a graphic panel titled 'Portable Defibrillator' in front.

Portable Defibrillator

National Museum Northern Ireland
Ambulance, Multimedia

Bespoke interactive lock sculpture

This ambulance was the first in the world to be fitted with Professor Pantridge’s portable defibrillator. It was part of the Karrier ambulance fleet and re-purposed for the mobile unit dedicated to the treatment of people with serious or acute heart problems. Initially, patients could only receive defibrillator treatment inside the ambulance as early devices were large and heavy.

In 1968 Professor Anderson and Dr John Geddes created a lightweight portable version. WAM Interactive created an audio visual museum interactive that continually updates with the estimated number of lives saved by this incredible invention.


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