© tu delft General | December 08, 2014
How to save a life – using drones
When a cardiac arrest occurs, reactions need to be swift, resuscitation is essential. The Ambulance Drone, equipped with a defibrillator, is designed for this purpose, to minimise the response time.
Alec Momont – a student at TU Delft – has taken on this challenge in his thesis. The way of saving life's in the future, is already here. A drone is merely a drone until you give it a purpose. Most people knows about drones either through online retailer Amazon, or as unmanned weapons. But there are other ways to use this technology, ways that can actually save lives. The bits and pieces that make the drone: Three counter-rotating twin rotors (can be folded to save space after landing) Equipped with a handle for easy transport Weighs just 4 kg by (3D printed) Can carry a payload of 4 kg Can reach speeds of around 100 km/h The drones can be equipped with anything really, syringes, bandages, anything within the payload restrictions. This one however, which is the first prototype, is equipped with a defibrillator as payload (see video below).