TU Delft – Ambulance Drone simulation and description.
The Ambulance-Drone is capable of saving lives with an integrated defibrillator. The goal is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of drones. The new type of drone can travel in a straight line to the destination, travel over 62 miles/hour (100 km/h) and reach its destination within 1 minute, which increases chance of survival from 8% to 80%. The Ambulance-Drone is guided by GPS to a mobile phone location within 4.6 square miles in under a minute.
Upon arrival to the scene, the drone folds up and functions as a toolbox with a variety of emergency supplies. Future implementations will also serve other emergency incidents, such as drowning, diabetes, respiratory issues and trauma.
Other possibilities being considered are delivery of poison antidotes and EpiPens.
Technical challenges include reducing the size and weight of the drones and payloads, improving the ability of drones to detect and avoid collisions with objects in their flight path, and preventing hackers or thieves from misrouting, disabling the technology, or stealing the drone.
The ambulance drone was developed by graduate student Alec Momont at Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology.
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Project Creator: Alec Momont – alecmomont.com
Film Director: Samy Andary – samyandary.com
Cinematographer: Tomas J. Harten – vimeo.com/user12379455
Actress: Rebecca ter Mors – rebeccatermors.com
Actor: Roland van der Velden
Speed test drone clip: SkyHero – sky-hero.com
Project Sponsor: Living Tomorrow – livingtomorrow.com
Project Facilitator: TU Delft – tudelft.nl
Project Chair: Prof.dr.ir. Richard Goossens
Project Mentor: Ir. Kees Nauta
Project Supervisor: Peter de Jonghe
Project Coordinator: Jurgen de Jaeger
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