Everdrone expands lifesaving drone service in Denmark
Everdrone, announced that its drones are now being used to deliver Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the scene of cardiac arrests in real-world emergencies – a unique first-of-its-kind project. The service, currently reaching 80,000 residents in the Gothenburg area, is part of a collaboration with Sweden’s national emergency call centre, SOS Alarm, and the Centre for Resuscitation Science at Karolinska Institutet (KI).
Today, the company announces that operations are expanding internationally thanks to an agreement with the Copenhagen Emergency Medical Services. As for the Swedish operations, KI will remain in a leading role for medical research and follow-up of the project. Copenhagen EMS will act as a research partner and will be responsible for emergency dispatch services to determine which calls need priority drone assistance.
The collaborating partners have established a roadmap where the drone service will be deployed in Denmark during the spring of 2021. Expectations are to initially reach more than 100,000 people in rural and semi-urban areas where the ambulance response times are relatively long.
The project has received funding of €350,000 from the Eurostars-2 Joint Programme with co-funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
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Submitted by: Press release