Heart attack victims may someday have a new lifeline thanks to the use of ambulance drones. A new kind of drone program from a Dutch graduate student utilizes GPS to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims. By honing in on a mobile phone within 4.6 miles, the drone can be at a victim’s side in under a minute and then use live streaming audio and video to allow emergency personnel to provide instruction and advice on the defibrillator’s use.
While still in the experimental stage, this type of technology may have other applications like delivering poison antidotes, EpiPens and oxygen or being used to conduct search and rescue missions. An example of the drone’s use may be viewed below.