Leonardo and Olmedo – a leading European company for the transformation and preparation of vehicles for healthcare use – have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies and equipment for rotary-wing and motor vehicles globally that conduct rescue missions. The aim of the agreement is to improve the times and effectiveness of emergency medical interventions carried out in a joint mode through the use of helicopters and ambulances in a seamless environment.
The agreement between Leonardo and Olmedo sees a collaborative approach that will prioritize the creation of an R&D structure comprising of a joint research team. The research team will consider the development and prototyping of new components and universal solutions which will be designed for contemporary and specialist use on both helicopters and ambulances. In addition to data-sharing platforms which will enable the real-time interface of the patient’s vital signs during a rescue mission: from the place of intervention to the hospital and during transfers.
The project will create important synergies – thanks to Leonardo’s historical expertise in the field of air ambulance development (EMS – Emergency Medical Services) and in relation to helicopters for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions in the global and maritime environment, and thanks to the experience of the medical “Ambulance Division” of the Olmedo Group, leader in the sector since 1951.