Drone Delivery Canada completes phase two of “AED On The Fly” project
The purpose of the drone project is to reduce response time to cardiac arrest patients
TORONTO — Drone Delivery Canada Corp (DDC). announced it completed Phase Two of its Automated External Defibrillator (AED) On The Fly project with Peel Region Paramedics and Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine on June 26.
The testing uses DDC’s proprietary drone delivery platform with cargo drop functionality to deliver first responder technology via drone may reduce response time to cardiac arrest patients in the field while being utilized by lay responders.
Phase Two utilized the Sparrow, with the new cargo drop capability and a new audio announcement system, to drop an AED where a designated lay bystander would then retrieve the AED and apply it to a simulated cardiac arrest patient in a rural environment. Multiple pairs of lay bystanders and simulated cardiac arrest patients in multiple locations were used to test the AED drone. Response time to drop, retrieve and apply an AED, and physiological and psychological human factors in a stressful situation were measured during testing.
“This innovative program utilizes DDC’s proprietary drone logistics platform to deliver rapid first responder technology via DDC’s Sparrow drone with the goal to reduce response time and potentially save lives,” said Michael Zahra, president & CEO of Drone Delivery Canada, in a prepared statement. “The Company thanks all participants and funders.”