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Defibrillator Equipped Drones Speed Treatment To Those In Need

Defibrillator Equipped Drones Speed Treatment To Those In Need
technology

The Defikopter can fly lifesaving medical equipment to heart attack victims much quicker than emergency responders.

John Pugh, BI
  • 15 september 2013

When someone is having a cardiac arrhythmia, getting an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to that person as quickly as possible can often be the difference between life and death. The problem is that AEDs are usually only readily available in high pedestrian traffic areas such as airports or sports stadiums, due to the cost of each device. In less populated areas, it can sometimes take hours for the necessary equipment to arrive. Imagine if there was a quick and easy way to get the lifesaving tools to someone in need, faster than any ambulance or EMT.

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