US Tests Healthcare Drone Kits For First Responders


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The use of automated machines is proven to improve the efficiency of logistics operations. Drones have been successfully deployed to deliver lifesaving drugs as well as blood to some regional hospitals in Rwanda. According to The Guardian, the United States is presently testing drone technology whether it can be used by first responders and organizations that require fast and efficient access to technology, medicines and blood.

Healthcare Integrated Rescue Operations (HIRO) is experimenting with the drone kits that have been developed by researchers from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Both military and civilian first responders have successfully tested the drone kits during the Patriot South exercise, a large scale federal disaster exercise.

The drone kits include smart glasses that have been integrated with augmented reality headset and tele-health technology, automated bins with specific compartments used for storing blood, medicines and other supplies that can be remotely unlocked by doctors and an electronic health record system.

During the tests, the drones were used for the delivery of medications and medical supplies to communities in Appalachia, Virginia. In spite of the present issues on privacy, regulatory and safety, the researchers concluded that the healthcare-related drones hold much promise when used in extreme situations.

Time is usually an essence during an emergency situation and the fast response of drones could prevent medical trauma and potentially save lives. Even if it is just 15, 20 or 30-minute savings, it has the potential to save a life. Advancements in drone components like GPS and lithium batteries are available to further improve the drones.

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