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

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.

Engineer Alec Momont's new Ambulance Drone could change those numbers. Running in the wake of the Defikopter, which drone-delivers defibrillators ahead of ambulances in Germany, the Ambulance Drone flies in full kit of medical supplies in response to an EMS call.

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