Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:27:02 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
10 inventions you didn't know were Canadian

CPR mannequin



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Invented in: 1990

Though a mannequin invented in Norway had been the industry standard for CPR trainers since the 1960s, two Canadians revolutionized the dummy in 1990. Dianne Croteau and her husband, Richard, released the Actar 911 that year, a lighter, simpler mannequin with a head, torso and not much else. Unlike other mannequins of the time, Actar 911 was almost totally stripped down -- it had a balloon for lungs that inflated and deflated -- and was inexpensive, costing just $60. Before then, more sophisticated dummies cost paramedic programs as much $1,500 per unit.

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