Drone Delivery Canada has successfully completed phase one of its AED (automated external defibrillator) On The Fly Pilot with Peel Region Paramedics.
It achieved a 100% success rate which the allowed the operators to conclude that utilising DDC’s proprietary drone delivery platform to enable rapid first responder technology via drone produces reduced response time.
The trial was to determine the effectiveness of delivery of an AED via drone versus a traditional ambulance.
To do so, phase one consisted of simulating 911 emergency calls in the Township of Caledon in the Region of Peel dispatching DDC’s Sparrow drone equipped with specialized first responder payload that included an automated external defibrillator.
The delivery time of the drone was then compared against the traditional dispatching of first responder paramedics.
Several staged 911 calls were then executed and, in all cases, DDC’s Sparrow drone arrived on-site ahead of the traditional first responder vehicles. DDC’s Sparrow was able to reduce response times on all calls making the pilot a great success.
Michael Zahra, CEO at Drone Delivery Canada, commented: “This partnership between DDC and Peel Regional Paramedic Services is ground breaking. The program utilizes DDC’s proprietary drone delivery platform to enable rapid first responder technology via drone with the goal to reduce response time and potentially save lives. We look forward to the next phase to bring this vertical closer to commercialisation.”