Drones were 16 minutes faster than the emergency services, increasing the chance of survival for people who suffer cardiac arrest

This article titled “Defibrillator-carrying drones could save lives, research suggests” was written by Haroon Siddique, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 13th June 2017 15.00 UTC

Drones are already employed for anything from military to recreational use, from oil exploration to filmmaking, but they could also help save the lives of people who have suffered a cardiac arrest, research suggests.

A simulated study found that drones carrying a defibrillator, which could be used by a member of the public, arrived 16 minutes quicker than the emergency services on average, saving precious time.

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