Google wasn’t immediately available to comment, and there’s no sign that the company is actively working on a medical emergency drone system. But it would be an interesting addition to Project Wing, its research program on delivery drones.

Some of the drones in the patent look very similar to the designs of drones that Google has shown in the past. Project lead Dave Vos has previously said that these drones could be in the air as early as next year. Other organizations are also proposing using drones to deliver medicines in countries such as Rwanda with remote habitations. Perhaps in the near future, a little box like the one in Google’s patent could save your life—like a 21st-century Life Alert.

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