Meet the HiRO Telemedical Drone: a medical disaster flying machine that gives emergency physicians eyes and ears when remotely treating victims. It simply brings treatment directly to the victims
The Telemedical Drone Project, known as HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations), was developed by Italo Subbarao, DO, senior associate dean at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Guy Paul Cooper Jr., a fourth year medical student at WCUCOM.
During the demonstration, two telemedical packages were deployed to treat an injured victim and for a mass casualty setup. The kit includes Google Glass, so users can stay connected with the physician hands-free. It is only a matter of time before drones like this are widely adopted for disaster response.