Flying Ambulance Drone

Nov 3, 2014

Category: Tech

Drones may have earned an early reputation as either military weapons or aerial photography assistants, but it looks like that might’ve been just scratching the surface of their potential.

Case in point, this flying ambulance drone created by Belgian engineering graduate, Alec Momont. The video demo is great at showing what could be the way of the future: a man suffers a heart attack, his daughter calls emergency services, and the drone is sent flying to her location. Once it gets there, the operator speaks to her through the drone and instructs her to set up defibrillator pads on his chest, while the drone does the rest. The early prototype can send this flying medical toolbox out at 60 mph within a range of 4.6 square miles, effectively reducing the average response time for emergency services from about 10 minutes to just one. It looks like the device will cost about $15,000 once it gets the OK.

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Tech

lululemon's 5 Year Basic Henley Comes With Lycra Fabric For Superior Comfort

Giving the iconic 3-button design a 21st-century refresh with modern materials.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

This Silicone Case Turns Your Apple TV Into A Retro Nintendo Gaming Console

A Super NES-inspired facade for the Cupertino company's streaming device.

Posted By

Jan 22, 2021

Featured Image

Explore The Majesty Of The Cosmos With This Cutting-Edge Smart Telescope

Connects directly to your smartphone for astronomy-made-easy.

Posted By

Jan 19, 2021

Featured Image

VOX Built Hi-Fi Headphones That Are Actually Guitar Amps In Disguise

Inspired by the brand's legendary AC30 amplifier.

Posted By

Jan 18, 2021

Featured Image

The 10 Best Drones For Every Budget

A flurry of fliers good for budgets of all shapes and sizes.

Posted By

Jan 18, 2021

Featured Image

Samsung’s Premium Galaxy S21 Ultra Has 5G Connectivity & 512GB Of Storage

Alongside a quad-camera array with a massive 108MP sensor.

Posted By

Jan 18, 2021