Could calling 911 soon become a thing of the past?

Project Wing, part of Google’s X team that works on the intersection of tech and mobility, is set to revolutionize yet another aspect of life with their autonomous vehicles: medical emergencies. According to the new patent, instead of calling 991, users will soon push a button corresponding to the type of help they are in need for, for example, insulin, inhaler or first-aid kit and a self-flying drone will deliver those items to them within a couple of minutes.

The system could prove especially useful for patients experiencing cardiac arrest or anaphylactic shock caused by an allergic reaction, since the drones do not need to abide traffic rules, significantly decreasing the wait time. The UAV could even deliver a defibrillator or an adrenaline shot to the scene.

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