CategoryDrones for Good

Thermal drone: $3,500. 500th life saved by a drone: Priceless!

Thermal drone: $3,500. 500th life saved by a drone: Priceless!

DJI started counting and tracking the number of people whose lives have been saved with the help of drones some time ago. As of October 11th, DJI concludes that at least 500 people have been rescued by drones worldwide. This new milestone underscores the importance of drones to our societies and showcases why every team of first responders should have a thermal drone at their disposal. Cost of a thermal drone: $3,500. 500th life saved by a drone: Priceless!

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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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Autonomous drones count Antarctic penguin colonies in record time

Autonomous drones count Antarctic penguin colonies in record time

Counting penguins is a difficult job. Research scientists need two full days to map the location of 300,000 nesting pairs of Adélie penguins on Antarctica’s Cape Crozier, using helicopters and hand-flown drones. Additionally, the flight windows for these labor-intense surveys are constrained by harsh temperatures, freezing rain, and snow. Now, with special software and autonomous drones, they can cut down the survey time of wildlife to a mere three hours.

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Medical transport drone will make BVLOS test flights between Dutch cities

Medical transport drone will make BVLOS test flights between Dutch cities

In the coming months, for the first time in the Netherlands, a medical transport drone will fly over a long distance between two hospitals. These are branches of the Isala hospital in the Dutch cities of Meppel and Zwolle. The aim is to investigate how urgent medical shipments such as blood, medicines, and diagnostic samples can be transported more quickly by drones in the future.

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Dutch solar drone maker Avy completes test flight with fixed-wing drone

Dutch solar drone maker Avy completes test flight with fixed-wing drone

Avy, a Dutch solar drone manufacturer, has announced a successful test flight of its fixed-wing drone, marking a milestone in bringing long-haul flights one step closer to being emission-free. The drone is equipped with custom solar foil developed by Wattlab to reflect and absorb more sunlight and is designed to be used for urgent medical transport, support emergency services, and nature conservation initiatives.

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