Google Ambulance Drones Want to Save You in Emergencies

Google has been granted a patent for a fleet of drones that will deliver medical supplies such as first aid kits, defibrillators or EpiPens to people in emergency situations.

Photo Caption: A sketch included with Google's patent for a fleet of medical drones.

Google has been granted a patent for a fleet of ambulance drones that could be used to reach people in emergency situations.

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

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.”

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:] International Business Times




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