Drones arrive in the world of medicine

Technology reaches the world of medicine and one of the new tools is drones. These aerial robots have been of great help to many companies, but what can their use bring to doctors?

Drones have managed to carve out a niche for themselves in various sectors. For example, we know the case of the use of these unmanned devices to ensure safety in forests and on the roads, both initiatives were carried out by Telefónica in order to ensure the safety of all. They are also known for the recreational purposes of some models, but did you know about the existence of medical drones?

The use of these robots has brought about a revolution in the medical sector, and more so in the situation that the world population is facing when faced with the new coronavirus or COVID-19.

The first step: medical drones with defibrillators
To know the trend of this new medical tool, we have to go back to 2016.

The Swedish Transport Agency designed a drone with a GPS, camera and a portable defibrillator with the aim of creating a device that can respond faster than traditional medical services.

Following this success, many countries have included these devices in their healthcare system. For example, in 2019 Ghana has a fleet of 30 unmanned vehicles in order to bring vaccines and basic medicines to more than 12 million people.

In this case, they can reach a speed of 110 kilometers per hour and is capable of carrying a weight of up to 2 kilos of material.

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China tests its effectiveness
The Asian country was the first affected by the new coronavirus pandemic. For this reason, many companies have taken their drones to the streets in order to help citizens.

With the support of these robots, telemedicine has been tested. These tools have made it possible to establish communication between doctors and patients over long distances.

Many companies accepted the challenge of employing these unmanned devices for the delivery of essential supplies and items.

But they not only have the objective of diagnosing and delivering medical equipment, but also of carrying out disinfection tasks. As we mentioned earlier, in China they are using autonomous vans to disinfect the streets of COVID-19.

Another case is robots from the Danish company UVD Robots, which sent its drones to disinfect hospital rooms. Its function is to emit ultraviolet light in order to eliminate viruses and bacteria.

Also in Spain, the use of these unmanned devices has been carried out due to the state of alarm in which the country finds itself by COVID-19. For example, in the first days of confinement, the Community of Madrid used drones with loudspeakers to warn citizens that they could not leave their homes due to the regulations implemented by the government in order to reduce the number of cases.

As you can see, medical drones are gaining greater prominence by speeding up medical work around the planet in the current situation.

What can these devices bring us in the future?

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