The Actar 911 CPR Mannequin
For something a little more specific, let’s turn to an absurdly Canadian show (The Greatest Canadian Invention) on an absurdly Canadian network (CBC Television) for one of their all-time ranked Canadian inventions: the Actar 911 CPR mannequin. When it was invented, it was the most lightweight, convenient, and realistic mannequin on the market. And today, it’s used by the Red Cross, the military, and a bunch of other serious folks. Ergo, Canada had a huge hand (well, torso) in bringing proper CPR training to the rest of the world.