A new system of logistics is flying to save lives on behalf of the healthcare industry! Limited by time and distance to rural areas helps medical care get to where ambulances cannot, and much faster.
Since timing is everything in these situations, accessibility is a real obstacle -- considering some homes are built in geographical terrains that are mountainous. This demands skilled experts operating these commercial drones to avoid wasting resources when embracing challenges. These risks consider lawfully flying at various altitudes over a rough terrain without touching the local fauna and boundary restrictions imposed by the government. While operating within those regulations can seem paralysing enough, imagine already concentrating to navigate your drone, without losing it in the windy zones, when faced with the predicament of losing 10% of battery power for every 2000 meters higher you go.
As Heraclitus once said, "Change is the only constant in life". This observation has been much reflected concerning technological progress, and thus we are looking to the future where improving medical features could finally be integrated into a drone system.
The potential for diagnostic ability with scanners for radiology and ultrasound could enable a qualified diagnosis and examination in real-time, without experts needed to be physically there, to recommend the next best procedure.
The development of 3D through-wall imaging that currently aids emergency rescues with the threatening 'X-ray drones' could venture beyond mapping out infrastructures, and spying on what individuals are hiding behind their walls, and into looking through the skin surface to examine the human anatomy. Currently, the operation needs to be maintained by a drone that has a Wi-Fi transmitter and another with a receiver that sends out radio waves that will map out structures and therefore launching this into the healthcare industry may require a variety of different drones to be operated, or one that is multifunctional and designed to accomplish its wide range of tasks. Its impact to help those in need would be profound, should the medical world gravitate toward this direction. The benefits of reaching people faster would be definitely be more eco-friendly to save individuals from minor inconveniences, but more importantly, it may also save our planet.
So far, drones have been employed for reliable healthcare delivery for developing countries facing fatally demanding healthcare challenges. Drones have been significantly used to send automatic external defibrillators to victims of heart attack. The uninsured locals, residing in the outskirts, also benefitted from medication deliveries when this scheme had a clinic partner with NASA to launch a research-based testing. Meanwhile, the United Nations employed the use of drones to execute its venture in sub-Saharan Africa to release a shower of condoms to empower women to gain access to contraception. Such programmes to promote family planning have become a long-term necessity and demand more frequent trips that can be taken in a matter of minutes compared to the previous forecast of days.
During crisis, it essentially allows rural villages in remote areas to have blood transported from across various hospitals that have stock for their blood type, or for performing tests, where locals are, sending the samples to laboratories without any travel inconveniences.