CategoryCoronavirus

Funding secured to deliver test kits for PPE and COVID-19 by drone

Funding secured to deliver test kits for PPE and COVID-19 by drone

A group working to set up a Drone Emergency Medical Airbridge between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the United Kingdom to support the current medical supply chain of the National Health Service ( NHS) has received a share of £33 million ($43.5 million USD) in funding from the UK government to use drones to address major global challenges. As part of this project, drones will be used to deliver test kits for PPE and COVID-19.

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Matternet M2 drone used by UPS Flight Forward in new hospital delivery network

Matternet M2 drone used by UPS Flight Forward in new hospital delivery network

The Matternet M2 drone will be used by UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) in a new hospital delivery network at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina. The new service will carry patient-specific time- and temperature-sensitive medicines and PPE for medical professionals treating COVID-19.

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Drones have risen to the COVID-19 challenge

Drones have risen to the COVID-19 challenge

Drones have risen to the COVID-19 challenge as social distancing disrupted the delivery of supplies. During the coronavirus pandemic, unmanned aircraft have been used with varying degrees of success to disperse crowds, communicate social distancing messages, monitor people’s temperatures, spray public spaces with disinfectants and to deliver medical supplies. #dronesforgood

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