PSFK Picks: Top Five Health Innovations Of The Week
Defibrillator-equipped drones and a shirt that helps you diet. Innovative stories from the world of wellness.
Each week PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of Five Innovative Ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include defibrillator-equipped drones and a shirt that helps you diet.
Defibrillator Equipped Drone Speeds Treatment To Those In Need The Defikopter is a drone that can deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims much quicker than emergency responders. Conceived by Germany-based nonprofit Definetz, the system can carry defibrillators to any location given its GPS coordinates. Although the system is still in the early stages of development, the team hope to develop a smartphone app that those with heart problems can download. If a cardiac arrest occurs, emergency services can be immediately alerted and a drone can fly defibrillators to the scene at speeds of up to 43 miles per hour. This frees emergency responders from having to carry equipment with them en route, potentially reducing their response times. If qualified personnel are on hand, the defibrillators can be used before emergency services can even get there.