The Ambulance Drone

November 3, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

We’ve covered both drones and ambulances in the past. Our interest was piqued, then, when one inventor put the two together. NDTV reported:

  • A student has developed a drone that can transport lifesaving medical equipment at 100 km/h.
  • When an emergency call is received the drone can be dispatched to the patient’s location using the GPS location from the phone of either the victim or a bystander.
  • Live audio and video feeds provide crucial information to doctors working remotely.
  • The drone is currently configured to transport a defibrillator to a patient, but it could be equipped with other items such as an oxygen mask or insulin injection.
  • Each drone is expected to cost approximately €15,000

Read about the drone, details of how it works, a cost benefit analysis, and more over here.

Source: NDTV