Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

AEDAn AED is a medical device that delivers an electric shock to a person with ventricular fibrillation (a condition in which the heart spasms and loses its ability to pump blood) to restore normal rhythm. It is an abbreviation of “Automated External Defibrillator” and is called “Automated External Defibrillator” in Japanese.

Since July 2004, it has been available for use by ordinary citizens who are not medical professionals, and it is very easy to use as it is operated by following the audio guide. The AED automatically analyzes heart movement (electrocardiogram) and delivers an electric shock only to those who need it.

In recent years, they have been installed mainly in places where many people gather, such as hospitals and clinics, public facilities such as airports and stations, and companies. Our university has installed them at major locations on campus, so they can be used in emergencies. In the unlikely event that an emergency occurs, those who were present can use it freely to save the life of the fallen person.

List of AED-equipped Buildings

Shizuoka Campus (As of April 2023)
Hamamatsu Campus (As of April 2023)