How can drones be used in the health sector?
Drones are real machines at the cutting edge of technological utility, which is why they are used in several fields. But how useful is it in the medical sector?
Case of the utility of drones in medicine
Just as in other areas of life, the primary purpose of a drone is to provide transportation when not for military use. To this end, it proves to be important in medicine, and for several reasons, among others, it allows to reach almost inaccessible areas. A typical example is their intervention in Haiti in 2012. They were used to distribute first aid kits. But these vehicles can also transport a medical element from one place to another, whether in a war zone or not. Indeed, it excels in the transport of organs for transplantation. The qualities that constitute its strengths are the fact that it can carry a fairly modest load to a specific location with a fairly clear space. This adds to its efficiency and speed.
Drone pilots, e-health innovation
Hospitals have seen the usefulness of drones so much that specialist doctors or nurses are meant to pilot these machines and thus ensure their smooth operation. Some leave it to the paramedics, others have a larger drone department with specialists. It doesn’t matter who is flying these drones in the health service, they are all trained to fly them. Firstly because these tools are subject to regulation by the ASA in Europe and in France by the civil aviation, transport code, etc. And secondly, the objects they carry are quite fragile and require a regulated weight for the drone to go fast. Below 150k, the national authorities are competent but above that, it’s the European body.