Last month Drone Dossier reported that students from the University of Toronto were running tests on how effective drones would be at delivering defibrillators in emergency situations.
Now, William Carey University and Hinds Community College in Mississippi are working together to test what they refer to as ‘ambulance drones‘. The drones are designed to carry emergency kits that first responders can use to access people in inaccessible areas. The kits would contain a pair of Google Glass headsets so those in need could get help from a doctor who could see their situation.
Additionally, researchers at John Hopkins University have concluded that it is safe to carry large bogs of blood products in drones. The idea in their research is similar to the one at the University of Toronto in that the drones might be able to reach those in need faster than first responders in ground-based vehicles.