Wheelhouse Foundation, CPR Virtual Reality
Paula Kranz uses virtual reality to help prevent real-life choking deaths. When choking incidents occur, women are given help 10-15% less often than men. A former military intelligence officer, Kranz developed a product that focuses on improving bystander intervention by helping trainees overcome cultural taboos.
Her immersive virtual reality CPR training program uses realistic environments and helps improve intervention, accuracy and survivor rates. Kranz has served in leadership positions and on the boards of Women In International Security, Institute for Defense & Business, the All Veteran Group, Women Executives, and Women's Impact Fund.
She also advises other organizations dedicated to defense, veterans and women's empowerment. Kranz is currently the Executive Director of the Wheelhouse Foundation, producing innovative digital media content to help nonprofits maximize charitable reach and impact with compelling digital storytelling, which includes immersive technology.