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How Drones are Assisting Healthcare Providers

Enterprise Technology Review | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Drones can help healthcare enterprises to reach their patients with medications during emergencies like cardiac arrest.

FREMONT, CA: Several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are rising as the latest medical tools that can assist in decreasing the logistical issues and making healthcare distribution readily available. The experts are also trying to adopt several applications of drones that can carry sensitive items like disaster relief aid, transport transplant organs, and even blood sample.

Advantages of drone technologies in comparison with other types of transportation consists of avoiding traffic in populated locations and circumventing adverse road conditions where the terrain is challenging to navigate and access dangerous fly zones, especially in war-torn countries.

Ambulance Drones Can Deliver Defibrillators

There are drones that have specifically been designed to be used in emergency circumstances, like a cardiac event. The drone can carry crucial medical equipment, which includes small defibrillator.

When it is about reanimation, it is vital to arrive almost immediately at the scene of an emergency as it frequently becomes the decisive factor. In the case of cardiac arrest, death might also occur within four to six minutes, giving very less time to lose. Therefore in such situations, drones can be of great help as it can carry the necessary medical equipment and reach the place of emergency in time.

The drone can use the GPS technology to track the location of the patients and the person helping the victim can also stay connected with the emergency service personnel through webcam.

Give the Mobile Phone Wings

Another type of innovative drone is also designed that can transform the smartphone into a mini drone that will help in emergencies. Smartphones are attached to a model of drone that can navigate to a pharmacy and deliver insulin to the patients.

The phone-drone has four basic concepts, and they are bringing medicine, assisting users to find their way when lost, supports to find help, and also records the area of engagement and report details to a list of contacts.

The drones are flexible and versatile that helps the medical providers to reach their patients rapidly during emergencies.

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