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The Netherlands: This ambulance DRONE is the future of healthcare00:33

The Netherlands: This ambulance DRONE is the future of healthcare

Netherlands, Delft
October 29, 2014 at 09:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

An ambulance drone carrying a defibrillator for rapid response to heart attacks was unveiled at the Delft University of Technology, Tuesday. Painted in the yellow colours of the Dutch emergency services and flown with the aid of six propellers, the drone can fly at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour).

The machine was developed by 23-year old engineering graduate Alec Momont, who calculated that the drone can deliver a defibrillator to a patient within a 12 square kilometre (4.6 square miles) zone within just one minute, reportedly reducing the chance of survival from 8 percent to 80 percent.

The drone is expected to cost within the region of €15,000 ($19,000) each.

The Netherlands: This ambulance DRONE is the future of healthcare00:33
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An ambulance drone carrying a defibrillator for rapid response to heart attacks was unveiled at the Delft University of Technology, Tuesday. Painted in the yellow colours of the Dutch emergency services and flown with the aid of six propellers, the drone can fly at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour).

The machine was developed by 23-year old engineering graduate Alec Momont, who calculated that the drone can deliver a defibrillator to a patient within a 12 square kilometre (4.6 square miles) zone within just one minute, reportedly reducing the chance of survival from 8 percent to 80 percent.

The drone is expected to cost within the region of €15,000 ($19,000) each.