Drones can be used for many things, and now, you can add saving lives to that list. Invented by Dutch student Alec Momont, this ‘ambulance drone’ is basically a flying defibrillator that is capable of reaching heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. It can fly at speeds of up to 100 km/h (60 mph), and can carry a 4kg load – in this version, a defibrillator (other equipment works as well). Continue reading for a video demonstration and more information.
“Once at the scene, an operator, like a paramedic, can watch, talk and instruct those helping the victim by using an on-board camera connected to a control room via a livestream webcam. The prototype has already attracted the interest of emergency services including that of Amsterdam, the Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad said,” according to The Daily Mail.