UW-Madison researcher says drone-delivered defibrillators can save lives

Study suggests response times and cardiac arrest survival rates could greatly improve by rethinking existing technology.

When a heart stops, survival rates fall with every passing minute. A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher thinks minutes and lives can be saved in rural areas with fleets of autonomous drones equipped with defibrillators.

And saving lives is in UW-Madison assistant professor and researcher Justin Boutilier’s blood. When he was growing up in Canada, his mother was a nurse and his father was a paramedic and firefighter.

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