Shashi Tharoor MP inaugurates smart ambulance
Thiruvananthapuram: Aster Medcity said it has “set a new benchmark in healthcare innovation by introducing the country's first assisted reality ambulance.”
The latest 5G satellite technology-enabled ambulance is implemented with the help of a team of Apothecary Medical Services, an independent firm providing entire critical care solutions to reach out to patients in pre-hospital setups.
The Assisted Reality Ambulance is a virtual emergency room on wheels that is equipped with state-of-the-art on-live Point of Care (POC) devices such as ABG, ECG, USG, etc, enabling instant screening and diagnosis of patients. Dr. Shashi Tharoor MP launched the ambulance in an event conducted by Medcity here.
The ambulance has been designed with special features such as a crash cart door that can be accessed from the outside for treating casualties in disaster fields, and connected assisted reality smart glasses for live specialist support. The ambulance is also equipped with Wi-Fi connected biomedical devices that transmit live dynamic data to specialists in the control room. With the support of specialists, patients are monitored and treated throughout the transit via technology.
One of the most notable features of the ambulance is its air suspension system, which enables the ambulance to lower its height and provide jolt-free superior comfort for patients. This scientifically engineered ambulance is inspired by aircraft designs to reduce motion sickness and better space utilization using jump seats. It is also engineered with crash cart doors accessible from outside for on-field casualty treatment and foldable wheelchairs for easy evacuation of victims from congested places, Medicity said in a statement.