If you have ever experienced a life-threatening medical event, you likely had a team of emergency medical services (EMS) technicians on the scene. EMS VA technicians are highly skilled and trained medical professionals who know how to handle a wide variety of medical crises. They often work in dangerous or difficult circumstances, but our society depends on them to keep everyone safe.
Currently, EMS workers have to rely on their minds as much as they rely on their equipment. They have to keep themselves safe even as they protect those they are called in to support. But, as technology advances, they may have more support on the job in the future.
This video suggests many ways that EMS workers will be supported by technology in the future. Their uniforms will protect them from attacks from guns, knives, and needles. They will be tracked and monitored, so they can be warned about dangerous situations before they arrive and get medical attention if they need it.
Self-driving ambulances will keep them safer on the road and give them time to read through patient information before arriving on the scene. They will likely be able to communicate with patients on the road, too.