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Delivering COVID-19 vaccines by drone, Volansi’s Hannan Parvizian explains

Delivering COVID-19 vaccines by drone, Volansi's Hannan Parvizian explains

Delivering COVID-19 vaccines by drone is certainly possible. Currently, Volansi is delivering medical supplies to rural patients by drone in North Carolina. In this short video interview on NBC New York, co-founder, and CEO of Volansi, Hannan Parvizian discusses how the company was able to develop the first drone delivery service for temperature-controlled medications from manufacturers directly to health care facilities via their vertical-take-off-and-landing (VTOL) technology.

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Drone group photo of EMS workers outside Robeson County Emergency Operations Center

Drone group photo of EMS workers outside Robeson County Emergency Operations Center

A drone group photo is not yet a regular occurrence, but it something that we see happening more often since unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have become less expensive and easier to fly. Here’s a drone group photo of emergency medical services (EMS) workers outside the Robeson County Emergency Operations Center in Lumberton, NC.

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Zègre-Hemsey tests drone delivery of defibrillators in North Carolina

ZÈGRE-HEMSEY TESTS DRONE DELIVERY FOR DEFIBRILLATORS, FEATURED IN NC TRACS VIDEO

Dr. Jessica Zègre-Hemsey and her team published the results of their drone study in The New England Journal of Medicine (September 17, 2020). The study was supported by a grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NC TraCS), National Institutes of Health, and was a collaboration with UNC School of Public Health, UNC School of Medicine, and North Carolina State University.

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PrecisionHawk awarded patents for Unmanned Air Traffic Management (UTM)

PrecisionHawk awarded patents for Unmanned Air Traffic Management (UTM)

PrecisionHawk, Inc., a pioneer in geospatial data acquisition and analysis for enterprises, today announced it has been awarded two patents for technologies it has developed for unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM). The patents, titled ‘Automated Unmanned Air Traffic Control System,’ are designed to enable collision avoidance between drones and manned aircraft. This is achieved by transmitting real-time flight data from drones to a UTM server prior to and while in-flight.

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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 help locate 15-year-old missing girl from Mooresville, NC

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Drones were used by the Mooresville Police Department and Mooresville Fire Rescue in the search for a missing 15-year-old girl, who was last seen at the intersection of Montebello and Plantation Ridge Drive. This is the lastest example in which drones are used for good and often times help find missing people much faster than done by traditional methods.

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