The Ambulance Drone that could save your life

The Ambulance Drone that could save your life

An ambulance is used to transport patients for medical attention during emergency situations. Since emergencies can occur at any place and time; ambulance staff should be alert throughout. Although an ambulance is considered as a rapid response car, it could face some challenges like inability to access certain areas which can endanger the life of the patient or traffic challenges in congested streets.

However, these challenges are likely to be solved in the near future through the use of an ambulance drone. In fact, once the concept is put into practice, the drones will open a new chapter in the history of medical care. Let’s look at the ambulance drone in details;

Features

An ambulance is used to transport patients for medical attention during emergency situations

An ambulance is used to transport patients for medical attention during emergency situations

First, it will be unmanned. The drone will use a state of the art technology hence a pilot will not be required. It will use the GPS to navigate to the area where emergency medical attention is needed. However, it will carry one medical technician who will assist the patient. Secondly, the drone will be equipped with an on-board camera. Thirdly, it will have life support medical equipments that can be used by patients to help them get to the medical facility. In addition, it has the same size of a small vehicle. The size will make it easier to access areas where a helicopter cannot access for example congested streets.

How it works

The ambulance drone will be able to track emergency calls from the control room. Using the GPS system, it will be easy to navigate to the area where medical attention is required. The paramedics in the control room will issue instructions to the person assisting the patient. This will be possible via a live stream webcam.

Why you will need it

According to the latest statistics, more than 350,000 people in United States suffer from cardiac arrest each year. Out of these people, only 48% get immediate medical attention. This is because survival depends on how fast one gets medical help. However, according to the designers of the drone, they believe they can add the number of survivors to a reasonable percentage through the use of ambulance drones. Who knows? This could be the ambulance drone that could save your life.

In a nut shell, the drone will be a game changer for the medical emergency response team. Although the drone is still a concept, it should be well thought of and embraced by the medics. However, according to the designers, they are yet to implement the concept. I hope once the actual drones will be in use, they will save thousands of lives.

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