During emergency situation when someone needs medical attention, every second counts. Alec Momont, a Dutch industrial designer, has made an attempt to add drone technology to the ambulance force in major cities around the world. This futuristic project explores the possibilities to use high-speed drone network to deliver emergency supplies to any location in only minutes. The question is, could drones improve global health?
In Europe, the response time of emergency services are approx. 10 minutes, unfortunately, brain dead or fatalities usually occur in less than 6 minutes. If you think the emergency services are not fast enough, you should take a look at African continent where response times can take about 4 hours, that’s when an ambulance even shows up at all.
Designer : Alec Momont
After extensive research and many interviews, Alex Momont believes that we can take advantage in the speed of deployment, accuracy, and automated flight in the field of EMS. Ambulance drone concept features custom foldable frame that transforms this UAV into a compact flying toolbox with essential supplies inside for advanced life support. The first prototype focuses on most pressing use case that is the delivery of an automated external defibrillator, this might increase the survival rates up to 10%.
Ambulance Drone has been designed to be able to deliver a defibrillator to a patient within 12 square km radius in less than a minute, hopefully, increasing the survival rate from 8% to 80%. This small flying robot is also equipped with real-time camera where an operator like paramedic can monitor, talk, and instruct those helping the victim through on-board phone. These drones when used in major cities might be able to save lives by becoming an extended emergency infrastructure.