A shocking, electric use of drone technology.
Delivery drones aren’t just for bringing you whatever you ordered on Amazon. They could also delivery life-saving equipment. A new project from the Moscow Technology Institute (MTI) shows the potential in a drone defibrillator.
For the cardiopulmonary resuscitation itself, a human would still be needed to perform the actual act. A person would connect the electrodes and then obey directions given to them by the drone, either on a screen or through voice prompts.
Hypothetically such a drone could reach a medical emergency faster that an ambulance stuck in traffic, and a passerby could find courage within themselves to learn how to use a defibrillator, which delivers up to 400 joules of electricity, on the spot.
Considering how drones are entering the world of vaccines and transferring lab tests, it seemed like only a matter of time before they start providing healthcare directly.