TU Delft – Ambulance Drone

Each year nearly a million people in Europe suffer from a cardiac arrest. A mere 8% survives due to slow response times of emergency services. The ambulance-drone is capable of saving lives with an integrated defibrillator. The goal is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of drones. According to the video post, this new type of drones can go over 100 km/h and reaches its destination within 1 minute, which increases chance of survival from 8% to 80%! This drone folds up and becomes a toolbox for all kind of emergency supplies. Future implementations will also serve other use cases such as drowning, diabetes, respiratory issues and traumas.

TU Delft Ambulance Drone in use
Image: TUDelft

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Alec Momont, a graduate student of TU Delft, designed this small UAV that can quickly deliver a defibrillator to persons in need of assistance.  Momont developed the ambulance in collaboration with Living Tomorrow, the Belgian innovation platform, which helped to fund the project.
How it plans to work: Via live video and audio connection the drone would provide feedback to emergency services and on site can instruct the person how to treat the patient.  The drone would locate the patient via a caller’s mobile phone signal and use GPS to arrive at the location. The would fly at around 100km/h, weigh 4kg and able to carry an additional 4kg.
Source: TU Delft Latest News

Project Creator: Alec Momont – alecmomont.com

Two other life saving drone projects:

Project RYPTIDE | Swimmer life saving drone

Beach Rescue Drones tested in Chile

Video Credits:
Film Director: Samy Andary – samyandary.com
Cinematographer: Tomas J. Harten – vimeo.com/user12379455
Actress: Rebecca ter Mors – rebeccatermors.com
Actor: Roland van der Velden
Speed test drone clip: SkyHero – sky-hero.com
Project Sponsor: Living Tomorrow – livingtomorrow.com
Project Facilitator: TU Delft – tudelft.nl
Project Chair: Prof.dr.ir. Richard Goossens
Project Mentor: Ir. Kees Nauta
Project Supervisor: Peter de Jonghe
Project Coordinator: Jurgen de Jaeger