Jet suit paramedic tested in the Lake District ‘could save lives’

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Jet suit paramedic tested in the Lake District 'could save lives'

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GNAAS

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The equipment means a paramedic can “fly” to the highest of a fell in 90 seconds fairly than go 30 minutes by foot

A jet swimsuit for paramedics which might see sufferers reached in minutes by a “flying” medic has been examined by the Nice North Air Ambulance Service.

After a 12 months of talks between GNAAS and Gravity Industries, a primary take a look at flight was carried out within the Lake District.

Andy Mawson, director of operations at GNAAS, got here up with the concept and described seeing it as “superior”.

He stated it meant a paramedic may “fly” to a fell prime in 90 seconds fairly than taking 30 minutes on foot.

Mr Mawson stated: “There are dozens of sufferers each month inside the advanced however comparatively small geographical footprint of the Lakes.

“We may see the necessity. What we did not know for positive is how this is able to work in follow. Nicely we have seen it now and it’s, fairly actually, superior.”

Mr Mawson stated the train had demonstrated the large potential of utilizing jet fits to ship vital care providers.

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GNAAS

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The swimsuit has two mini engines on every arm and one on the again

The take a look at flight was carried out by Richard Browning, founding father of Gravity Industries.

He stated the fits had two mini engines on every arm and one on the again permitting the paramedic to regulate their motion simply by transferring their fingers.

“The largest benefit is its pace,” he stated.

“If the concept takes off, the flying paramedic will probably be armed with a medical equipment, with robust ache aid for walkers who could have suffered fractures, and a defibrillator for individuals who could have suffered a coronary heart assault.

“In a jet pack, what might need taken as much as an hour to succeed in the affected person could solely take a couple of minutes, and that would imply the distinction between life and loss of life.”

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Ben Kenobi

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GNAAS and Gravity Industries at the moment are exploring the following steps of their collaboration

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