Flypulse is a Swedish start-up using drones equipped with defibrillators to reach heart attack victims faster than ambulances on the ground.
Wired features a concept drone lifeguard – called the Otari – that could help people at risk of drowning in swimming pools.
FastCoExist highlights the development of a humanitarian drone for disaster and conflict zones by Windhorse Aerospace that is packed full of food and useful parts. From the article:
“Because the drone, called the Pouncer, is designed for one-way delivery, it can be broken down and reused when it arrives. Chop up the lightweight plywood frame, and it becomes kindling for a fire to cook the food. The wings themselves are packed with meals. The protective covers around the food can be used in shelters.”
FastCoExist reports on the potential of drones to plant trees from the air. The approach could allow remote or inaccessible areas to be replanted more quickly, with lower cost and less risk to human life.