Intelligent Hybrid Aerial Systems
Bangalore, March 01, 2018: The students of MVJ College of Engineering have envisaged an intelligent high-speed hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that will deliver intensive medical aid and emergency medical services to disaster affected places.
This pathbreaking project aims to design and develop an aircraft that is capable ofvertical take-off and landing and can hover over constrained spaces, with slowand precise movements. The UAV is envisioned to carry automated externaldefibrillators, in addition to automated blood pressure apparatus and otheremergency medical equipment. The aircraft will support Type 2 autonomy and willbe equipped for real-time data transmission Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)and terrain-following in GPS-denied environments.
Recently,the students of the college gained hands-on experience in research andengineering through a committed and innovative project in the field of medicalscience.
Intelligenthybrid aerial systems for intensive medical response and delivery of crucialmedical aid in disaster regions was a successful project innovation by JervisAnthony Saldanha –1MJ13AE036 (IV year, AE department) and Joshi Goutham Sharma– 1MJ13EC062 (IV year, AE department)
The keyareas of public health and medical preparedness include medical surge,population protection, communication infrastructure, and emergencyevacuation. Intensive and immediate medical response to cardiovascularemergency cases and the availability of green corridors at that location arecritical parts of emergency medical services.
Butconventional ambulances are restrained by the constraints of traffic congestionand distance to the patient’s location. The average time within which ALS(advance life support) intervention has to be administered to the patient is 8minutes. In such a scenario, where one cannot afford to lose time, aerialsystems can be of huge help, saving precious time and lives too.