January 21, 2022

How a Drone Saved A Swedish Man’s Life

A 71-year-old Swedish man has a drone to thank for saving his life after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Last December, the septuagenarian was shovelling snow from his driveway at his home in Trollhattan when he went into cardiac arrest. A local medico, Dr Mustafa Ali, was driving past on his way to work when he saw this happening.

“I looked out the car window and saw a man collapsed in his driveway and I immediately rushed to help,” says Dr Ali. “The man had no pulse, so I started doing CPR while asking another bystander to call 112 (the Swedish emergency number).”

Three minutes later, the doctor noticed something flying over his head – a drone carrying an ultralight Schiller FRED easyport defibrillator!

The drone in question was developed and operated by Everdrone, which works closely with the Center for Resuscitation Science at Karolinska Institutet and SOS Alarm, and whose delivery service has been implemented in Sweden’s Region Vastra Gotaland.

Using the defibrillator, Dr Ali was able to resuscitate the man before an ambulance arrived.
“I can’t say how grateful I am for this new technology and the prompt delivery of the defibrillator,” said the septuagenarian, who has since made a full recovery. “If it wasn’t for the drone, I probably wouldn’t be here.”

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