Emergency Care

Shown to improve CPR quality, on the move and over long durations1,2,3

The LUCAS device extends the reach of care by maintaining chest compressions during transport to advanced lifesaving therapies, including ECMO or PCI in the cath lab. It can improve provider safety, avoiding fatigue over long durations and reducing transport risks by allowing caregivers to sit belted. And it can increase the efficiency of caregiving teams, calming the scene and providing an extra pair of hands so they can focus on the patient and underlying conditions.

Patient on cot with the LUCAS being wheeled into hospital

Key Benefits

Help keep your team safe

The LUCAS device reduces the risk to the caregiver by facilitating safer transports, reducing x-ray exposure to the CPR provider during angiography and PCI, and lessening body strain and awkward work positions while delivering high-quality chest compressions, regardless of treatment surface or movement requirements.

Bridge to definitive care

Deliver guidelines-consistent chest compression for as long as needed to allow difficult-to-resuscitate patients access to advanced lifesaving therapies. The LUCAS device helps bring life-saving interventions like ECMO/ECPR within reach of patients who don’t respond to CPR and defibrillation alone.

Improve CPR quality

The LUCAS device provides high quality guidelines-consistent chest compression, shown by research to increase the chances of good patient outcomes, while helping to prevent caregiver fatique, variation in CPR quality and CPR related injuries in healthcare providers.

The LUCAS device has demonstrated increased blood flow to the brain4,5 and achieve higher EtCO2 values in compared to manual compressions.6,7

Enhance team efficiency

Calm chaotic scenes and enable caregivers to focus their skills and judgement where it matters most. Relying on LUCAS to provide guidelines-consistent high-quality CPR allows you to focus on what’s important; life-saving interventions, speedy diagnosis and treatment of underlying conditions.


See LUCAS in action

"If someone had told me about an 8-hour cardiac arrest, I wouldn’t have believed it. But this truly happened."

–Alessandro Forti, MD
HEMS Head Coordinator, Italy

Key features


How the LUCAS 3 chest compression system enhances your power

Deploy easily and quickly

  • Low-profile back plate for fast, efficient patient application
  • Spacious support structure accommodates larger patients
  • A median interruption time of 7 seconds when transitioning from manual to mechanical CPR during clinical use8
  • Straps secure patient arms and device during transport

Configure to your protocols**

  • Configure compression rate, depth, ratio and alerts to your protocols via wireless LIFENET connectivity
  • Adjustable ventilation alerts, pause length and count
  • Timer to remind rhythm and pulse checks
  • Set auto-lowering and pressure pad parameters to your preferences

Easily access and share post-event data**

  • Make QI/QA documentation faster and easier with emailed post-event reports
  • Connect wirelessly via Bluetooth and WiFi to the LIFENET System
  • Easy-access LUCAS device data enables productive post-event review
  • Integrate with CODE-STAT 11 data review software

Easy to store and carry

  • Battery operation lets the LUCAS 3 go anywhere
  • Easy to use with a simple 1-2-3 user interface
  • Lightweight and compact carrying case includes a window for quick battery checks
  • External power supply enables prolonged operation and charging
  • Easy to clean, with disposable suction cup on compression piston

Make asset management easier**

  • Easily confirm device or fleet status via LIFENET connectivity
  • Receive battery age notifications and upcoming/missed service

** LUCAS 3, version 3.1, LIFENET and CODESTAT are available in major markets. Please contact your local Stryker representative for more information about LUCAS and data connectivity.

Service and support

Start fast and get support whenever you need it

From initial device training to technical service, Stryker delivers excellent support.


Comprehensive training is important for the optimal use of the LUCAS. Classroom-based, hands-on training resources, online device training with films and test; and customized programs all help you start using it quickly and with maximum effectiveness.

LUCAS web training

Field service

Our excellent field service team stands beside you to make sure your lifesaving devices are ready when you need them. Highly experienced our field service know how to use, care for, maintain and repair your device better than anyone giving your devices the longest possible life. 

Field service

Technical support

Service experts are available to help resolve any issues or answer technical questions.

tech support


1Putzer G, Braun P, Zimmerman A, et al. LUCAS compared to manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation is more effective during helicopter rescue–a prospective, randomized, cross-over manikin study. Am J Emerg Med.2013 Feb;31(2):384-9.

2Gyory R, Buchle S, Rodgers D, et al. The efficacy of LUCAS in prehospital cardiac arrest scenarios: A crossover mannequin study. West J Emerg Med. 2017;18(3):437-445. 

3Olasveengen TM, Wik L, Steen PA. Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation before and during transport in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2008;76(2):185-90.

4Carmona Jiménez F, Padró PP, García AS, et al.. Cerebral flow improvement during CPR with LUCAS, measured by Doppler. Resuscitation. 2011, 82S1:30, AP090. [Also published in a longer version, in Spanish with English abstract, in Emergencias. 2012;24:47-49].

5Rubertsson S, Karlsten R.Increased cortical cerebral blood flow with LUCAS; a new device for mechanical chest compressions compared to standard external compressions during experimental cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation 2005:65(3);357-363

6Axelsson C, Karlsson T, Axelsson A, et al. Mechanical active compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACD-CPR) versus manual CPR according to pressure of end tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) during CPR in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Resuscitation. 2009, 80(10):1099-1103.

7Chandler P, Ibrahim M. AS099. Manual chest compressions versus LUCAS 2 – A comparative study of end-tidal carbon dioxide levels during in-hospital resuscitation. Resuscitation. 2017, 118 (suppl 1):e41. Oral presentation.

8Levy M, Yost D, Walker R, et al., A quality improvement initiative to optimize use of a mechanical chest compression device within a high-performance CPR approach to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest resuscitation. Resuscitation. 2015;92:32-37

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