Later this year, Everdrone wants to expand its service to Sweden.

Thanks in part to a drone, a guy in Sweden is living today. Everdrone announced Tuesday that the 71-year-old had a heart attack while shovelling snow in December and was resuscitated by a nearby doctor after a drone flew in a defibrillator.
To live, someone undergoing a heart attack needs help within 10 minutes. Everdrone’s Emergency Medical Aerial Delivery (EMADE) service allows emergency dispatchers to send a drone carrying a device to a caller’s house, kicking off the lifesaving process before an ambulance arrives. In this patient’s case, the defibrillator was delivered to his home in three minutes by the services.The drone was created in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet’s Center for Resuscitation Science, SOS Alarm, and Region Västra Götaland.

Everdrone CEO Mats Sällström remarked, “This is an amazing real-world illustration of how Everdrone’s cutting-edge drone technology, completely connected with emergency dispatch, can decrease the time for access to life-saving AED equipment.”

The service received 14 heart attack signals that would be eligible for drones during a four-month trial study of the EMADE programme. Drones were used in 12 of the incidents, with 11 of them successfully delivering defibrillators. Before the ambulance came, seven of the defibrillators were supplied.

According to Everdrone, around 275,000 people in Europe suffer from cardiac arrest each year, with approximately 70% of those arrests occurring in a private house without a defibrillator on hand. The survival rate is estimated to be around 10%.

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