Ambulance Drone Delivers First-Aid Supplies on Demand

technology

High-speed emergency delivery of first aid supplies can save lives with this latest drone

Jason Brick
  • 6 november 2014

Nearly 400,000 heart attacks happen every year in the United States alone, and 88 percent of them happen at home — far from the lifesaving Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) devices common in many public spaces. In a heart attack, aid must be given in the first first five minutes or chances of survival drop to just 8 percent. That timing becomes a serious problem when combined with the fact that the average ambulance response time in the US is typically 10 to 12 minutes.

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