This Melbourne air design could save lives

By Lieu Thi Pham | October 17, 2012, 2:30 AM PDT

MELBOURNE — In a life or death situation, survival can depend on response time. If paramedics could respond to all Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) call-outs within 60 seconds, 95 per cent of lives would be saved.

This statistic from The Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation (CASF) forms the premise of the futuristic-looking Skyway, a concept design of Monash University student Daniel Dobrogorsky.

The Melbourne design engineer has created Skyway, a first-response, conceptual air ambulance that responds to any medical emergency within 60 seconds.

“If patients received accelerated responses from paramedics, many lives could potentially be saved. This was an inspiring design opportunity,” Dobrogorsky says.

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