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TraCS funds research for life-saving drones

mock drone exercise

Researchers from Carolina and NC State conducted a feasibility study of automatic external defibrillator (AED) delivery via drone to test whether drones could deliver the life-saving devices faster than bystanders could locate one from a nearby building.

The study was funded by a North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute / North Carolina State University Collaborative Translational Research pilot grant award.

The pilot grant brought together Wayne Rosamond, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; Jessica Z├Ęgre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, an NC TraCS KL2 scholar and assistant professor at the UNC School of Nursing; and Evan Arnold from the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at NC State.

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