If you are facing a medical emergency, usually you would call for an ambulance. However, ambulances can be delayed because of traffic or if you’re in a particularly remote area, so what then? This is something that the medical industry is trying to solve, and it seems that they have had their first success story using a drone.

According to a report from Everdrone, it appears that one of the company’s Emergency Medical Aerial Delivery drone has managed to save a life. According to the report, emergency dispatchers over in Sweden managed to use the drone to air deliver a defibrillator to the home of someone in need.

Thankfully, there was also a bystander who happened to be a doctor who was on their way to work who knew how to operate the device after performing CPR. The entire delivery took about 3 minutes and was credited for helping to save the life of the patient.

According to Everdrone CEO Mats Sällström, “This is an excellent real-world example of how Everdrone’s cutting edge drone technology, fully integrated with emergency dispatch, can minimize the time for access to live-saving AED equipment.”

This is not the first time drones have been used for delivery. In the past we’ve come across stories of how drones are being tested to deliver food, but now it seems that using drones to deliver life-saving medical equipment or even medicine itself could now be a future we can look forward to.

Filed in Medical >Robots. Read more about and . Source: everdrone

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