Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute are currently working on a new technology for medical emergencies that would be virtually guaranteed to be the first responder in the case of a crisis. Future sufferers of sudden cardiac arrest might not be treated by paramedics — in fact, they might not be treated by a human at all. That's because the Karolinska Institute is in the process of completing a first aid drone that would be able to administer a defibrillator.
Drones have a definitive advantage over ambulances and any other ground bound vehicles when it comes to traversing city's. Even with ambulances' right of way, driving through city streets will always be closer than the beeline that drones can fly on their way to a destination. Considering the importance of immediate treatment for cardiac arrest, a defibrillator drone has the potential to save lives.