Heart disease remains the No. 1 global cause of death with 17.3 million deaths each year, according to “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2015 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association.” That number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030, the report found.
A minuscule number of these patients get defibrillation in-time and survive. The time between the cardiac arrest and defibrillation of the patient is the most crucial factor for achieving higher survival rates.
FlyPulse, a Sweden based company, is building the next-generation technology, based on their specially-designed drones, to address this challenge. LifeDrone AED is a transportation drone, equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED) — a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life threatening cardiac arrhythmias and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy.
“FlyPulse develops, sells and provide services with LifeDrone AED to medical and rescue service providers. Our system can improve the survival rate for people with cardiac arrest, where it is difficult to arrive with an AED in time with ambulances or other transportation,” explains Sebastian Wallman, Co-Founder and CEO of FlyPulse.
To reach their goal, FlyPulse needs to build and integrate a number of complex technologies. This includes the mechanical drone system, it’s payload, electronics, and the software to manage complete operations, with a high level of automation. Of course, they have to build a viable business model around this technology and make sure that the technology addresses the requirements of all key stakeholders.
Software plays a critical role in the success of this application. They need to integrate the following major modules:
- Flight control and safety
- Payload management
- Cloud connectivity for remote telemetry and control
- Fleet management through a centralized dashboard
- Live video streaming for situational awareness and remote patient monitoring
- Collision avoidance and airspace management
- Integration with first responders’ applications, emergency help lines, messaging platforms
- Authentication, security and fail-safe management
- Custom user and operator mobile/web apps with status updates
After careful evaluation of their options, FlyPulse decided to partner with FlytBase, and leverage its products and expertise, to accelerate their drone application development.
Sebastian Wallman, CEO of FlyPulse, is excited to announce the partnership, “we get a very fast pace in our development with the help of FlytBase team and their products. Partnership with companies like FlytBase gives us the development speed we need.”
FlytBase offers the world’s most advanced drone software development platform, with “intelligence” and “connectivity” as its core features.
FlytOS, its operating system for drones is compatible with the widest range of drones and computer hardware platforms. This enables developers to make their applications agnostic to hardware. It provides a number of other capabilities, like, navigation and control, computer vision, payload management, authentication and security, machine learning, a simulator for testing, SDKs for web/mobile.
FlytBase Cloud extends a number of these capabilities to the cloud. It helps developers manage large fleets of drones, connect over wifi/4G networks, and easily integrate drones with other business applications.
FlytBase has deep expertise in drone technology and has won numbers of start-up awards for their innovation in product and business. They recently graduated from the Cisco Launchpad Accelerator program. Their team of experts has an extensive background in Aerospace, Computer Science, and Robotics.
Sebastian comments, “ very positive, helpful and skilled team. This is one of the most important reasons why we want to work with FlytBase.”
Nitin Gupta, CEO of FlytBase, adds, “FlytBase provides all the critical building-blocks to assist in quick assembly of complex drone applications. We look forward to working closely with FlyPulse team to help them build a successful professional product in the shortest possible time.”