Drones Could Serve as Airdrop Emergency Medical Responders
SkyProwler drones deliver emergency medical equipment that can cut both the cost and response time of emergency services
Need an EpiPen? There’s a drone for that. Krossblade Aerospace Systems, an Arizona-based aviation startup, has created a prototype for SkyProwler drones, which can travel up to 60 miles per hour in order to deliver emergency medical equipment such as insulin and defibrillators.
At $50, the SkyProwler comes a fraction of the cost of the typical ambulance trip and takes only about seven minutes to arrive—nearly half of an average ambulance response time.
Krossblade’s latest version of the prototype uses automatic cargo drop doors to release the medicine or other supplies while the drone is in flight or in hover—a suggestion that came from the company’s customers.