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Leveraging Potential of Drones to Save One’s Life during Emergency

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Published on : Oct 31, 2018

Technological advancements have made our lives way much easier. From smartphones to electric vehicles or Artificial Intelligence, nowadays things are feasible and easily approachable. Various industries are now highly dependent on technology; a similar change can be seen in the healthcare sector. Drone technology is likely to be used during the times of emergency when it becomes difficult to reach the patients.

According to recent analysis, there were about 1.8 million 911 calls and callers from the rural areas have to wait twice on an average for the ambulance to reach them as compared to anywhere else. Therefore, a team of doctors based in Mississippi is working on telematics technology that could help to reach patients in case of emergency in rural areas. A droned named HiRO is an aerial ambulance which stands for Health Integrated Rescue Operations. Currently, the team is working on how to make the drone simpler and easy to use.

An emergency medicine specialist, Italo Subbarao came up with this idea after a severe tornado hit Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The drone is will be integrated with local emergency 911 systems. It will carry a medical kit that can help bystanders until medical care unit arrives.  

The drone can be unlocked remotely, it will also contain augmented reality interface acting as a direct connection to a remote with the on-call doctor. This will help provide medical care while assisting the patient.  

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