Using AED-equipped UAV to enhance cardiac arrest response – Final report available now!

07 October 2021, Riga, Latvia

UAV technology is rapidly evolving. Improvements in aircraft autonomy, sensors for navigation, automatization of flights, air traffic management systems and connectivity, are making UAV operations more reliable and allowing them to be expanded to new cases.

In 2020, EENA and Everdrone launched a project to understand the possibility of using UAVs for emergency medical deliveries. This final report explains the current status in Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) and how the Everdrone Project in Sweden is helping in the OHCA response.

The report counts with contributions from public safety experts from Croatia, Spain, Germany, UK and Turkey to assess UAV AED delivery’s impact on improving OHCA survival rates. Therefore, with this report, we aim to bring further contributions to this field of research.