HiRO Drones has shown the life-saving capabilities of its specially equipped medical UAV in a new video. The drone was developed by Italo Subbarao, senior associate dean at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Mississippi, US (WCUCOM), and Guy Paul Cooper Jr, a fourth-year medical student at WCUCOM.
The video shows one of two kits that the drone can deploy. It enables someone at an accident scene to treat a severely injured casualty, whilst the other kit is equipped to assist with mass casualty situations. The packages contain Google Glass which enables a physician to remotely instruct the person on the scene through a procedure, whilst allowing that person to be hands free.
In the video, the drone is called in to the scene of a shooting where, as the shooter is still at large, medical teams are unable to enter.