Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the leading causes of death today. For every minute a Cardiac Arrest victim goes without defibrillation their likelihood of survival decreases by roughly 10%. A victim usually has between 3-4 minutes to receive treatment before brain damage will occur and it is within this precious time crunch that most victims lose their lives. We at Archer sought out a solution that could make AED implementation more efficient and reduce treatment times. It has since been our mission to create a turnkey solution to rapid AED transit and to provide a better chance at surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are extremely effective in treating Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The proliferation and proper use of AEDs can and has helped to reduce the number of fatal Sudden Cardiac Arrest episodes. The more than 300,000 annual deaths in the United states alone however, lends credibility to the fact that there are still short-comings in their implementation. Traditional AED implementation is as simple as mounting a unit to a wall in a clubhouse, gym, or other central structure. These static defibrillators must then be located, fetched, and carried to a victim in need. This standard paradigm is inconsistent, ineffective, and makes treating a victim just a few hundred yards away nearly impossible.
Archer First Response Systems provides a Life-saving service to communities. We utilize the athleticism of Multi-rotor Unmanned air systems to quickly transport an AED and CPR mask to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest victim in need. Our goal is to have a substantial impact on the number of Sudden Cardiac Arrest fatalities in communities by revolutionizing the way a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event is handled. By transporting a lifesaving AED and CPR mask directly to the scene of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event, our system enables a rescuer to focus on performing effective CPR and forego the timely and inconsistent AED retrieval process. By simply activating the community’s Archer First Response System with their mobile device, a rescuer will simultaneously hail an AED to their location, place a 911 phone call, notify other community members of the situation, and provide a visible landmark for EMS personnel to easily identify. Once activated, our centrally located Archer First Response System Ground Control Hub opens, our Multi-rotor flies a pre-programmed flight path to a drop coordinate nearest the site of activation, drops its payload, stably hovers over the scene to act as a visual beacon for EMS personnel, and then returns home to a secure landing location. An Archer First Response System provides 8 square miles of blanket AED coverage in under 3 minutes.