Changing the Future

Back in 2009, we introduced you to Oneal Clash, a Plainfield resident who wanted to help people learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, better and now his idea has come full circle. Clash has been in the medical field for more than 20 years. While teaching CPR, students would often ask what happens inside the body during resuscitation. It was questions like that that made Clash invent his first transparent CPR model Transproto Maximillion.

“The three major organs are the heart, the lungs and the brain,” said Clash. “With that concept, lay people understand what goes on in the body during resuscitation. I’ve been taking him to my CPR classes and people that have never taken CPR understand the concept.”

His invention caught the eye of medical distributors across the country.

“If people didn’t respond the way they responded with the first mannequin, then I never would have created a manufactured version,” he said.

Meet Transmax, an updated version of Transproto. Clash created Transmax to look like a real human being. He used his own head and body as a mold and put silicon on the chest and mouth area. Using a remote, Clash can make Transmax simulate a 150-pound man all the way up to a 300-pound man to demonstrate how CPR would feel on a real human, in addition to seeing what’s going on inside the body.

“What I did was utilize the technology that’s already out,” said Clash. “Transmax is the mannequin for the future, but also the mannequin for now. My goal right now is to take over the whole industry. I think the old way is obsolete. The new way is using technology.”

Clash is in the process of meeting with companies to find the one that best fits his manufacturing, marketing, and distributing needs.

“Over the past two years I’ve had seven or eight millionaires wanting to buy my idea, but I’ve been patient and not just jumping at the first offer,” said Clash. “I’m striving to be patient and listen to the different people around me.”

Clash plans to make a decision within a few weeks and hopes to be manufacturing by the end of the year.

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