90 % of accidents requiring first aid happen at home. 50 % of circulatory collapses cause the patient’s tongue to slacken and consequently block the air supply. 25 % of people affected suffocate within only a few minutes, as this situation is unknown to the first aider. All resuscitation attempts are useless as long as the tongue is stuck in the throat. The compression of the red bellows creates a vacuum which sucks the tongue to the tip of Su. Afterwards, the tongue can be pulled out easily.
Statement of the jury
Su is based on a simple principle designed to ensure reliable functioning in case of emergency. It is also intuitive to use. The device cannot be missed with its red bellows, and the colour red also clearly signals “emergency”. A simple tool that can save lives for this very reason.