The drones are currently being used to deliver defibrillators to 80 000 residents in Sweden when required.
Everdrone is an innovative startup in Sweden that’s using advancements in aviation technology to improve the emergency response. Their team is continuously developing new tech that utilises drones as lifesaving tools.
In Europe, around 275 000 people suffer cardiac arrests each year outside of the hospital, which has a survival rate of approximately 10%. One of Everdrone’s main accomplishments to date is teaming up with Sweden’s national emergency call centre to deliver defibrillators in response to emergency calls.
Beginning CPR and defibrillation within the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest can increase the chance of survival up to 70%. Dispatchers can dispatch a drone as they would any other emergency service, and the team at Everdrone will fly the drone from their remote mission control centre.
The technology is in no way limited to delivering defibrillators. Currently, the drones can also be used to oversee incident sites for better coordination and could be used to provide other vital medical equipment quickly. As drone technology advances, so will their ability to be used as lifesaving tools.