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Using Drones for Sample Transportation

Hospitals Begin Using Drones for Sample Transportation

Hospitals Begin Using Drones for Sample Transportation Today, drones are used everywhere for various tasks. For example, they are a very practical way of transportation. Earlier, we’ve written about product deliveries executed by drones. Such companies as Amazon or Google are already using drones in the consumer segment. However, drones can play a bigger role in other fields, like medicine. This…

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UAS to Deliver Laboratory Samples

Swiss Post Using UAS to Deliver Laboratory Samples Between Hospitals in Lugano, Switzerland

Swiss Post Using UAS to Deliver Laboratory Samples Between Hospitals in Lugano, Switzerland Since the middle of March, the Swiss postal service has been using UAS to deliver laboratory samples between two hospitals in Lugano, Switzerland, which is near the Italian border. Since beginning operation, the UAS, which are manufactured by a California-based UAS company called Matternet, have completed around…

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Trial For Drones To Carry Vaccines

Trial For Drones To Carry Vaccines

Vanuatu in trial for drones to carry vaccines to remote areas In what’s believed to be a world-first, drones are to be trialed to carry vaccines to remote communities in the Pacific. Unicef is working with the Vanuatu government on the groundbreaking project in the hope it will save lives. “If it works it will be massive, it will be huge,…

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Medicine Delivering Cardboard Drone

Medicine Delivering Cardboard Drone

The Brilliant New Medicine Delivering Cardboard Drone WHEN MOST PEOPLE hear the word “drone” they either think of uncrewed military aircraft or those multi-rotor mini-copters that could one day deliver packages to your doorstep. But what if the package is the plane? That’s the idea behind the Aerial Platform Supporting Autonomous Resupply Actions drone, a cardboard glider that carries about two pounds of…

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Anti-Venom Drone Delivery In Amazon

Anti-Venom Drone Delivery for Amazonian snakebites

Anti-Venom Drone Delivery for Amazonian snakebites In the thick Amazonian rainforest, moving goods around is tough going. Remote communities in this part of the world often rely on boats and winding river networks to get things to people in need, one of which is anti-venom in the event of a snake bite. WeRobotics, a non-profit that seeks to deploy robotics…

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DragonflEye: Tiny Cyborg Drones

Scientists are turning dragonflies into tiny cyborg drones

Scientists are turning dragonflies into tiny cyborg drones One company has decided the ideal tiny drone should take its cues from the natural world of insects — specifically the dragonfly. When Draper, an independent biomedical solutions lab, set out to make its own mini-fliers, it cut out the middleman. It got some of the insects and outfitted them with cutting-edge…

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Drones May One Day Save Your Life

These paper-airplane drones may one day save your life. Credit: Otherlab

These paper-airplane drones may one day save your life DARPA is funding autonomous cardboard airplanes that can carry medical supplies. Drones make a lot of sense when delivering things in an emergency to areas with unreliable road conditions, especially to places where people can’t go — like regions that are under quarantine and in need of medical supplies. The problem,…

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D-H Airborne Ambulance

Atlanta Hobby DJI Drone

D-H Airborne Ambulance Warns of Drone Dangers Lebanon — Families who found a drone under the Christmas tree may have some flight patterns, and federal law, to think about. Six weeks ago, flying on a course toward a patient needing emergency medical care, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team helicopter passed uncomfortably close to another aircraft: a remotely operated drone. For…

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First Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor

Children in Malawi watch a community drone demonstration in Lilongwe. In March, the Ministry of Health and UNICEF launched the first 10km auto programmed flight to speed up testing and diagnosis of HIV in infants. © UNICEF/UN013394/Khonje

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF Announce First Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor In Africa LILONGWE, Malawi/NEW YORK, 15 December 2016 – The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – also known as drones. The corridor is the first in Africa and one of the…

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