The Great North Air Ambulance Service in the United Kingdom introduces a new way to make paramedics reach their destinations faster than before. If you think flying is impossible, here's a trick to do it.

Have you seen a 'flying paramedic?'

Paramedics are the ones that emergency facilities send whenever dialing '911.' They perform first-aid measures to know the patient's status. Then, they quickly send them to hospitals for stricter health measures.

Therefore, this profession is deemed as time-sensitive.

Once the ambulance car delays its arrival due to traffic and other factors, the patient's life waiting could be at stake. And that is what the U.K.'s Great North Air Ambulance Service wants to solve.

According to a BBC report, a jet suit could actually cut the travel time of paramedics from 30 minutes to 90 seconds.

Andy Mawson, director of operations at GNAAS, said that the idea to use the jet suit as a paramedic's vehicle is one of the 'awesome' things that their agency can do for hospitals.

"There are dozens of patients every month within the complex but relatively small geographical footprint of the Lakes," said him. "We could see the need. What we didn't know for sure is how this would work in practice. Well, we've seen it now, and it is, quite honestly, awesome."

Mawson also believes that through this new technology, a lot of lives would be saved, and it could ease the suffering of the patients. 

Here's the test trial

To know the technology's safety, GNAAS and Gravity Industries created a first test flight of the 'jet suit paramedic' in the Lake District.

The jet suit includes two mini engines on each arm and one on the back, allowing the paramedic to control their movement just by moving their hands.

As said, if the idea takes off, the flying paramedic will be armed with a medical kit, with strong pain relief for walkers who may have suffered fractures, and a defibrillator for those who may have suffered a heart attack. 

"It was wonderful to be invited to explore the capabilities of the Gravity Jet Suit in an emergency response simulation and work alongside the team at GNAAS. We are just scratching the surface in terms of what is possible to achieve with our technology," said Richard Browning, founder of Gravity Industries. 

"Emergency response is one of the areas Gravity is actively pursuing, alongside launching a new commercial training location at the world-renowned Goodwood Estate." 

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Written by Jamie Pancho 

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