New Use for Drones: Fixing Your Heart

Defikopter would drop defibrillators to heart attack victims

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 16, 2013 1:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – If all goes according to plan, a German nonprofit could soon be introducing a drone that doesn't spy on you—it could save your life. Definetz has proposed a drone, built by Height-Tech, that would carry a defibrillator, Fast Company reports. The 10-pound Defikopter would be meant for remote regions, where it could drop the defibrillator to heart attack victims in areas ambulances might have a hard time reaching. Of course, someone else would have to actually administer the charge. The Defikopter, which can travel as fast as 43mph for up to 6 miles, currently costs around $40,000 and could be fully operational in six months.

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