Drones carrying automated defibrillators arrived at least seven minutes ahead of paramedics responding to simulated cardiac arrest patients during a recent round of test flights in Canada.
The flights took place on Sept. 21-22 in Renfrew County, Ontario. Operators flew drones from Indro Robotics beyond their line of sight in a 10-mile radius utilizing a 4G LTE cellular network.
With a future delivery range of up to 80 miles, the drones could “have a transformative impact on emergency care for patients suffering cardiac arrest, especially those in remote private, residential or rural settings, where getting emergency treatment rapidly is the difference between life and death,” Renfrew County Paramedic Chief Michael Nolan said in a statement.
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