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It’s a nightmare scenario: You’re sitting at your favorite restaurant surrounded by friends and family. It’s your birthday and the drinks are flowing. Everyone’s having a killer time. All of a sudden, your heart starts to give out. And it hits you with a pain unlike anything you’ve felt before.
You’re having a heart attack.
There’s little chance you’ll survive, unless by some miracle there’s a defibrillator around. But that’s about to change.
Meet the answer to your prayers. The flying defibrillator!
“Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and only 8.0 percent survive.” Momont, 23, said at TU Delft University. “The main reason for this is the relatively long response time of emergency services of around 10 minutes, while brain death and fatalities occur with four to six minutes. The ambulance drone can get a defibrillator to a patient within a 12 square kilometre (4.6 square miles) zone within a minute, increasing the chance of survival from 8 percent to 80 percent.”
You have to watch this thing in action. It’s genius!
The drone tracks emergency mobile calls and uses GPS to navigate. 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.
Although it costs about $19,000 right now and is only available in Amsterdam, I’m sold. Who’s ready to invest and save some lives?
Read more: http://viralnova.com/ambulance-drone/