Live Saving Medical Devices Could Soon Be Delivered By Drone to Heart Attack Victims

drone-delivered-aeds-600x315Drones are showing up in such a wide variety of fields as of late, with its uses ranging from farming to package deliveries; it seems that people keep on finding new ways to utilize this new technology. Now, they can also save lives.

Researchers from the University of Toronto have found a new use for these drones in the medical field. Their idea is to have drones deliver automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) directly to people who have just suffered a heart attack. If it seems familiar, it’s because that it has been done before and their inspiration comes from another drone that does a similar thing in the Netherlands.

By Eleazer Corpuz | Futurism

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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