Thursday, February 12, 2009

ROV stretcher? And Flying to Boot!

Oh yeah, that's what I wrote, a stretcher that can rescue people that is not only remotely controlled but can also fly over the ground on a cushion of air, making it possible to transverse any type of terrain. The stretcher can take off and land vertically, hover and fly up to an altitude of 10k feet. As you can see in the concept art, it is in no way a helicopter, but instead a souped up hover-craft.

From the article:
  • Called the Med-Evacuation Aerial Vehicle, it was developed by Israeli scientists as an unmanned rescue device to help retrieve soldiers injured in war zones without putting the lives of others at risk.
  • But ... it is also designed for use in accidents, where ambulances or helicopters cannot gain access to injured victims....
Prototypes are already being tested! The future is indeed stranger than we can imagine.

<- High flying stretcher article ->

Thanks to Shaun Saunders for the article

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