Autonomous Drones are Now Delivering Defibrillators to 80,000
Autonomous Drones are Now Delivering Defibrillators to 80,000 Residents in Sweden
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests affect some 275,000 individuals in Europe each year and carry a low survival rate of about 10%. Research suggests when CPR and early defibrillation is initiated within the first few minutes the survival rate could potentially increase to as much as 70%.
Now available to more than 80,000 residents in the Gothenburg area of Sweden, the service is part of a clinical study in collaboration with Sweden's national emergency call centre, SOS Alarm, and the Centre for Resuscitation Science at Karolinska Institutet (KI).
"By combining our state-of-the-art drone platform and know-how in the regulatory space, we are finally able to launch this life-saving application," says Mats Sällström, CEO of Everdrone. "The collaboration with SOS Alarm and KI has been absolutely crucial for the realization of the concept in...