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The “real Iron Man” suit performs its first test flight to save a victim

October 2, 2020

Gravity Industries’ “jet suit” aims to rescue patients in remote areas within minutes.

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  • It would take the paramedics 25 minutes to go to the location of the simulated accident. However, the suit managed to transfer the pilot in 90 seconds.
The “real Iron Man” suit performs its first test flight to save a victim
The “real Iron Man” suit performs its first test flight to save a victim

Gravity industry next to the air ambulance service Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) from the UK tested the “jet suit” in the Lake District National Park, a suit that flies by propulsion and enables the rescue of accident victims in remote areas.

In the test, Gravity Industries founder and main test pilot Richard Browning flew from the valley floor to a simulated accident site in The Band near Bowfell.

According to a statement released by GNAAS, it would take the paramedics 25 minutes to go to the location of the simulated accident. However, the suit managed to broadcast Browning in 90 seconds.

“Our planes will continue to be an important part of the emergency response in this area, as will the fantastic mountain rescue teams. But it’s about adding something completely new to those resources, ”said Andy Mawson, GNAAS chief operating officer and paramedic.

He added that this technology could enable the team to reach some patients much faster than ever before. In many cases this would alleviate the patient’s suffering. In some cases it would save their lives. ”

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