Swedish startup Flypulse has entered the exciting world of drones. To announce its arrival, Flypulse has released a drone that can potentially save lives of cardiac arrest patients.
According to a researcher in Karolinska Institute, Sweden, the time to get an Automated External Defibrillators (AED) to a patient via an ambulance equaled about 22 minutes, whereas Flypulse’ LifeDrone-AED can do it in a quarter of the time, in just over 5 minutes. This is a dramatic change as mere minutes make the difference in a heart attack. The American Heart Association estimates that each year over 350,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest, and the survival rate is just above 10%. The likelihood of surviving decreases by 10 percent every minute between collapse and return of circulation, this is a testament to why this drone can be so important.
Since drones have hit the market for the masses, there have been a number of drone application, from replacing helicopters in movie shoots to delivering a game ball for a soccer match, and even delivering food. But Flypulse’s new innovation can be a legitimately useful piece of equipment for medical professionals as an AED is an expensive piece of technology and the general population cannot expect to have it. This drone can be the difference between life and death for thousands of people.