Innovation and high tech are playing an increasingly important role in medicine and this includes transportation because there s enormous improvement potential in delivering healthcare Consequently more and more projects rely on a strategic use of drones like Medifly in Hamburg Ever since its first flight in early 2020 medical tissue samples have been transported between hospitals in the city The objective significant time savings compared to blue light transportation through urban traffic Flying help Another drone project exists in Kenia and Rwanda where the start up company Zipline is flying blood samples vaccines or medicines to remote hospitals The autonomous drones have a range of up to 110 kilometers 68 miles and can carry cargo weighing up to 1 8 kilograms 4 pounds that s dropped on parachutes at the destination Zipline is planning to also test the drones in the United States where more and more emergency hospitals in rural regions are being closed and life expectancy is decreasing 65

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