Google has been awarded a patent that indicates its interest in using drones for transporting and delivering medical aid. Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs – also known as drones – have long been a topic of conversation among healthcare innovators, who hope to use the fast flying technology to deliver medical aid at record speed.
For example, if an ambulance took 10 minutes to reach a cardiac arrest patient, the chance of survival is only 8%. But the ambulance drone can get a defibrillator to a patient inside a five mile radius within a minute, increasing the chance of survival to 80%. The ambulance drone is equipped with two-way, video supported, communication channel between 112 operators and first responders will help improve first care.
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