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    Drones deliver life-saving emergency defibrillators in Canada
    "In trials, drones arrived a full seven minutes before paramedics."

    "Drones in the trial, which wrapped up last month, utilized 4G LTE connectivity to enable beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drones to deliver automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the scene of a cardiac arrest.

    "During the trial, the county's Paramedic Service flew the LTE-connected drones carrying AEDs to locations in a 10-mile operating radius that are BVLOS of emergency services. The project required special permission from the Canadian aviation authority. The idea is to significantly expand the reach of emergency services, particularly in remote and rural areas. Getting AEDs to the location of a cardiac arrest victim can improve survival rates significantly.

    "Following trials, the technology partners are declaring the project a resounding success."