AI and Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) is working on two air mobility projects which could transform healthcare significantly. ARTPARK is a not-for-profit foundation promoted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
One of them is an ambitious air ambulance named ‘Aero108’ capable of carrying one operator, one paramedic (humanoid), one patient, and life support systems for the patient. The vehicle can also transport up to 350 kg of useful cargo.
According to ARTPARK, Aero108 will be equipped with state-of-the-art instruments. It can carry out autonomous operations by having interactive technology connecting patients and medical staff even when separated by vast distances. It added that controlled center hubs would monitor the Aero108s in various parts of the country. These stations will direct the nearest Aero108 to the location of the emergency.
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The second is developing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for human organ transportation. The team at ARTPARK is working on developing a UAV that will enable quick human organ transport. The organ retrieval and organ transplantation hospitals will be connected through a network of aerial vehicles.
Apart from cutting a significant amount of time, using these UAVs will enable one to cover more than 200 km in one sortie with a velocity of 100 Km/h. Currently, this project is under development. ARTPARK will begin the manufacture of the prototype by the end of this year and start testing by the mid of 2023.