Authors: Bryan Bonnet, Keith Kraus, Jose Ramirez-Marquez
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to provide a decision-making tool for visualizing various configurations of optimal placement of public-access Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) deployed in an urban environment. Use of public-access AEDs has shown promising results in decreasing collapse-to-shock times among Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) patients which is associated with improved patient outcomes. Prior studies have implemented mathematical optimization for placement of public-access AEDs. The novelty of this study lies in the implementation of an interactive tool which allows a decision-maker to change parameters and observe effects on coverage and cost. The approach is deployed and tested for the city of Hoboken, NJ.