The HiRO Drone project: a DIY rescue system for first responders in wilderness
Many times happens rescuers get callings of injured people in places very arduous to reach. So, how to give first aid treatment when it may take much time to reach patients?
The solution is a drone which can carry injured people medical treatments and a cellular-connected smart glasses to receive instructions by professionals on how to treat injuries, twists and so on, wating for professionals.
The developpers of the project are Italo Subbarao, DO, senior associate dean at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Guy Paul Cooper Jr., a med student at the college, and other researchers.
The system was demonstrated two days ago at the John Bell Airport in Bolton, Mississippi in front of the Governor of that state, as well as officials from the Federal government as well as from the United Nations.
The HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations) drone system delivers a case that includes medical supplies as well as a cellular-connected Google Glass smart glasses. A person near the stricken patient is expected to put on the glasses, which send the video in front of them to a remote physician. The physician can then see what’s going on and lead the deputized civilian through the necessary treatment steps that utilize the supplies in the case.
The HiRO has so far been tried with two package types. One designed to treat a single person, while another meant for mass casualty events.