WATCH: Here's a flying lifesaver for those having heart attacks, with no defibrillator in sight
If this isn't one of coolest innovations ever, we don't know what would be.
A Dutch-based engineering student has unveiled the prototype of a flying defibrillator which is said to be able to reach heart attack victims within minutes.
The precious time increases their chance of survival by about 72 per cent.
In a St John First Aid video post, the prototype displays its efficient ability and the video's description states that the device can fly at speeds up to 100kmh. It also tracks emergency mobile calls via its GPS and navigates itself to the victims.
According to the post, if an ambulance took 10 minutes to reach a cardiac arrest patient, the chance of survival is only eight per cent.
Alec Momont, the man behind the new creation, said: "The main reason for this is the relatively long response time of emergency services of around 10 minutes, while brain death and fatalities occur with four to six minutes."
Alec Momont created the new innovation for a project called Living Tomorrow, a research oriented company. PHOTO: Facebook
With this drone, the defibrillator is reportedly able to reach a patient inside a 12 km sq zone within a minute thus increasing the chance of survival to 80 per cent.
Check out the video in the Facebook post below:
It's great to see the use of drones to save lives.
I can't wait for it to be available in Singapore.