Ambulance Drones Could Change The Future For Cardiac Arrest Patients

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Ambulance Drones Could Change The Future For Cardiac Arrest Patients

Within the next five years, the chance of survival from cardiac arrest could rise from an 8 percent survival rate to 80 percent due to drones. Graduate student Alec Momont of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands designed an unmanned, autonomously navigating hexacopter that can deliver a defibrillator to a scene in less than half the time it takes an ambulance to arrive.

The drone would track the patients location from their mobile phone signal and use GPS to get to the location. Because most deaths from cardiac arrest occur within the first four to six minutes due to brain death, the time it takes to arrive on scene is crucial. These ambulance drones can get to a patient within an almost five-square-mile zone within one minute. Essentially a “medical toolbox”, the drone is equipped with medical equipment that anyone can use. Via a live stream webcam and audio connection, the drone connects to an emergency operator who can see what is going on at the scene and provide the person there with instructions on how to apply the defibrillator.

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0 thoughts on “Ambulance Drones Could Change The Future For Cardiac Arrest Patients

  1. screaminscott says:

    Why do none of the drones in these futuristic videos have shrouds around the propellers? Are they gonna send another drone to sew up the lacerations from the first drone when someone bumps into it?

    1. Rico says:

      Or, here’s a good idea: GTF away from the flying drone.

      I’m sure there were a lot of problems with people walking into the path of automotive ambulances when they were introduced too.

    2. gary goldfinch says:

      Does no one remember Dr Romano(?) in ER? ;)

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