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Table 1 Model changes in the values of the compression force, depending on the angle of the force vector deviation

From: The assessment of the kinematics of the rescuer in continuous chest compression during a 10-min simulation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

α cos(α) F
1 1 × F
0.9962 0.9962 × F
10° 0.9848 0.9848 × F
15° 0.9659 0.9659 × F
20° 0.9397 0.9397 × F
25° 0.9063 0.9063 × F
  1. α angle of application of force, F chest compression force