Google Wants To Save Your Life With Drone Ambulances

Google wants to create a fleet of ambulance drones that could be used to reach humans stranded in remote locations during medical emergencies.

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Google was recently granted a patent to create a fleet of drone ambulances that would help to save people in remote locations during emergencies.

According to Robotics Trends [1]:

The drones could deliver medical supplies such as first aid kits, defibrillators or EpiPens, for example, according to the patent [2].

The drones could also deliver water to exhausted/stranded hikers.

According to the patent, each drone within the fleet would be different to accommodate a number of medical emergencies “such as choking, cardiac arrest, shock, asthma, drowning, etc.”

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Below are some sketches from Google’s patent that show what the medical drones could potentially look like.

Google has already begun to dabble with drones. For a few years now, the company’s Google X lab has been working on Project Wing, which involves using drones to deliver products to consumers in rural areas.

Source:

[1] http://www.roboticstrends.com/article/google_ambulance_drones_want_to_save_you_in_emergencies

[2] http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9051043.PN.&OS=PN/9051043&RS=PN/9051043

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