A Dutch student has unveiled a prototype ‘ambulance drone‘, a flying defibrillator able to protect heart attack victims within valuable life-saving minutes.

Created by engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can reach up to speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour).

Ambulance Drone
The ambulance drone is capable of tracking emergency mobile calls and relies upon the GPS to navigate.

The drone has been painted in emergency services yellow and driven by six propellers, the drone can contain a four kilogramme load – in this context a defibrillator.

Perhaps, the ambulance drone can have a defibrillator to a patient within a 12 square kilometre (4.6 square miles) range per minute, increasing the chance of survival from 8 percent to 80 percent.

The drone has been intelligently designed due to which it becomes capable of tracking emergency mobile calls and makes use of the GPS to navigate.

Ambulance Drone With Flying Defibrillator
Alec Momont shows his prototype ‘ambulance drone’ a flying medical toolbox able to protect heart attack victims.

Reaching the scene, an operator, like a paramedic, can view, interact and guide those helping the patient by using an on-board camera associated with a control room via a live streaming webcam.

‘Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and only 8.0 percent survive,’ Momont, 23, detailed at the 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,’ he mentioned.

The efficient looking prototype has even garnered the interest of emergency services including that of Amsterdam, the Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad said.

eTU Delft student Alec Momont has already showcased his innovative design of the ambulance drone with a perfectly built in defibrillator in Delft, The Netherlands, much to the amusement of onlookers.

Developing the drone to such an extent that it is capable of handling any requirement in a perfect manner is most crucial.

The Dutch Heart Foundation also gave kudos to the idea, the newspaper added.

Ambulance Drone can save your life
It can reach up to speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour (60 miles per hour) increase the chance of survival from 8 percent to 80 percent

Momont however expresses his wish about the drone to become a ‘flying medical toolbox‘ capable of carrying an oxygen mask to anyone trapped in a fire or an insulin injection to a diabetes sufferer.

However, the innovative drone is still in its development stages as far as designing its steering control and legal concerns related to its use are bothersome, Momont said.

Perhaps, he even mentioned that he is hopeful about the operational emergency drone network across the Netherlands in next five years.

The useful drone might cost around 15,000 euros ($19,000) each as per initial estimates.

‘I hope it will save hundreds of lives in the next five years,’ Momont said.

It is essential that the right medical care is provided within the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest,’ says.

Considering the fact that such a multipurpose drone has already been created for the benefit of sufferers in times of emergency, it is possible to explore best features without going through any complex scenarios any further. Getting along with the detailed needs in a timely fashion is most crucial as well.

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