Futuristic Flying Medical Toolbox Can Save Lives

Dec 28, 2014
Graduate student Alec Momont has designed an unmanned, speedy hexacopter that can deliver a defibrillator to a heart attack patient, theoretically improving the chance of survival from 8% to 80%. Alec's goal is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of fold-up drones that become medical "toolboxes" for a variety of medical emergencies such as drowning or respiratory issues and other traumas where every second counts.

The commercial version would cost about $19,000 in the U.S. and even though the drones can fly autonomously, there is no law in place to permit their use. Momont believes his invention could be implemented within five years and has gained significant interest in the medical industry.
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