flypulse defibrillator drones get to the incident 4X faster than an ambulance

Although the drone technology is widely tested in the delivery industry, it makes sense that it is beginning to make appearances in the sector that needs it most. The Swedish startup flyer brought the benefits of drone transport to drugs, creating AED drones that reach patients up to four times faster than an ambulance.

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Every year, 10,000 people in Sweden experience cardiac arrest outside the hospital. At present, only about 500 of these people survive. The most important factor in achieving higher survival is to reduce the time between cardiac arrest and patient defibrillation. By using drones to carry Automated External Defibrillators (AED) on the stage, flypulse intends to increase the possibility of shocking someone within three minutes of cardiac arrest, which gives them the best survival shot.

In a study published in the Journal of Associated American Physicians, researchers found the EDA issued by the drone to beat the ambulances on site in emergency situations, lowering the response time by about 16 minutes and half. Since the drone was summoned from its station by an alarm system in case of cardiac arrest in its geographical area of ​​operation, flypulse could reduce the emergency response time by about three minutes.

Although their technology relies on someone on the scene capable of using a defibrillator, flypulse also intends to train all operators who will use the system, providing demonstrations on optimal use. The team also committed to regularly maintain and maintain all drones in their system. Although drones need a few more test flights before hitting the sky, this is a promising advance in emergency technology.