Andreas Claesson, a researcher at the Center for Resuscitation Science at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has been looking in to improving the care of patients suffering Sudden Cardiac Arrest by testing the launch of a small heart defibrillator weighing less than two pounds, featuring an electronic voice that gives instructions on how to use the device. It was attached to a small drone equipped with four small propeller-like rotors, a global positioning device and camera.
They launched the drone from a fire station within about 10 kilometres from homes where people had previous cardiac arrests.
Check out the video, it’s really cool!
There were no crashes or other mishaps during the study, Claesson said. He plans a follow-up study to test drone-delivered defibrillators for bystanders to use in real-life cardiac arrests.
Ask your local council if they are considering this.