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Lucid Drone Technologies uses UAS to fight coronavirus in N.C.

Lucid Drone Technologies uses UAS to fight coronavirus in N.C.

Lucid Drone Technologies is ready to start cleaning and spraying disinfectants with drones to fight the ever-spreading coronavirus in North Carolina.

N.C. Lucid Drone Technologies uses UAS to fight coronavirus

In North Carolina, graduates from Davidson College have come up with a way to use drones to quickly disinfect large spaces in a short amount of time to fight the ever-spreading coronavirus.

“Just think of it as an extension to a backpack sprayer,” said Adrian Mayans, Lucid Drone Technologies COO, reports Spectrum News 1.

Each unmanned aircraft system (UAS) carries more than two gallons of medical-grade disinfecting chemicals and uses an electrostatic misting method to coat surfaces.

“What we’ve married onto the drone is electrostatic technology. Which is what’s being used in the disinfecting space. Essentially what that does is distribute making sure everything we fly over is being sanitized,” said Mayans.

Mayans started developing the drone technology with two classmates about three years ago. Initially they focussed on cleaning tall buildings, but with the coronavirus they converted their technology to a disinfectant spraying system.

“We really just started this to help people and we rallied we were in the right place at a bad time,” said Mayans.

Unfortunately, the EPA is not a fan yet of using drones to spray disinfectants. There are, however, several companies that have been using this new technology. Recently the Mercedes-Benz stadium was cleaned ahead of the Falcons game.

According to Mayans, spraying with a drone cuts down cleaning time by 95%.

“They don’t need to bring 10 guys out there with backpack sprayers to be able to take care of the stadium in a short allotment of time,” he added.

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