Smart cities essentially require the state-of-the-art technologies that can provide smart service in various aspects, and robotic systems are one of the key solutions for such requirements. Time is a critical issue when dealing with people who experience a sudden cardiac arrest that unfortunately could die due to inaccessibility of the emergency treatment.
Therefore, an immediate treatment using automated external defibrillator (AED) must be administered to the victim within a few minutes after collapsing.
Hence, we have designed and developed the ambulance robot, which brings along an AED in a sudden event of cardiac arrest and facilitates various modes of operation from manual to autonomous functioning to save someones lives in smart cities. The details of the design and development of such robot are presented in this paper.
Authors: Hooman Samani | Rongbo Zhu