Innovative Drone-AED Study to Embark this Winter on Campus

This winter, the Drone-AED Study will be assessing the feasibility of drone delivery of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for a simulated cardiac arrest on the UNC Chapel Hill Campus.

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This winter, you may hear the whir of a medical drone delivering an AED across campus in test flights in approved locations for the Drone-AED Study. A collaboration between the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the UNC School of Nursing, and the NCSU Institute for Transportation Research and Education, the Drone-AED Study is actively recruiting participants for a research study to help us assess the feasibility of drone delivery of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for a simulated cardiac arrest. Investigators are in particular search of participants ages 35-65 for this innovative feasibility study.

Please visit https://aeddronestudy.web.unc.edu/ for more information about the study, to review eligibility criteria, and to find out how to get involved. For more information, please contact Dr Wayne Rosamond, PhD at wayne_rosamond@unc.edu or Dr. Anna Johnson, PhD at anna_johnson@unc.edu.


You will not be offered or receive any special consideration if you take part in this research; it is purely voluntary. This study has been reviewed and approved by the UNC Biomedical Institutional Review Board, IRB Study # 18-0039, approved on 3/19/2018. The study is funded by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.