A man with a cardiac arrest was saved thanks to the defibrillator delivered by a drone just 4 minutes after receiving the emergency call, anticipating the arrival of the ambulance.
Sven, 71, was in the garden of his home in Sweden when he suffered the heart attack:
“It was morning and it had snowed about two inches, so I went out to shovel the driveway. When I had done more or less half, I fell to the ground and I don’t remember anything else. My wife was looking out the window, she saw I was lying down, she was a nurse, so she ran out and started doing CPR on me. ” (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
Christina , Sven’s wife:
“I ran out with the phone after I called and then I heard a buzzing overhead, I said to myself. What’s that? I looked up and saw a drone that launched a defibrillator.”
This is the first time the Everdrone device has helped save a life. Your CEO speaks Mats Sallstrom:
“As soon as the control panel identifies a case of cardiac arrest, the drone system starts up, the hangar doors open. The pilot-in-command, who oversees the entire operation, obtains clearance from the flight tower to take off and then he limits himself to supervising the entire operation, which is 99% autonomous. ”
The Everdrone company is now in talks to supply the device to other countries.