Application Areas

Transport and cargo drones

Problem definition

Drones in the health sector

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of health plays a greater role than ever. Important conclusions can be drawn and forecasts made from the current pandemic situation.

For example, there will be more outpatient and home care in the future. Due to the constantly high overload of hospitals and other medical facilities, hospital-external medicine, especially home care, will gain in importance. Thus, the transport of medical supplies and critical equipment such as defibrillators or COVID-19 tests is of higher urgency than before. Today, ground-based vehicles are predominantly used to transport medical products. However, transport time with these vehicles is prone to delays caused by traffic or the poor condition of transport routes. In addition, in many countries, such as Virginia, USA, there is the problem of lack of access to land in bad weather.

Solution approach

The future use of drones in healthcare will play an important role in improving the safety of transporting medical materials and delivering these goods faster. The term medical drone is used for this purpose, which has already found its way into various health-related disciplines since 2015. There are many reasons and applications for medical drones in the future.


On the one hand, they enable the rapid delivery of medicines, aid supplies, communication equipment, etc. directly to the target location and especially to areas that cannot be reached by other means due to environmental or infrastructural damage Time plays a critical role here, which can make the difference between life and death. Compared to ambulances, a drone with a flying speed of 70km/h needs only a quarter of the time to reach an accident site where an emergency call has been made.

Small drones could also be used in medical facilities. Nursing staff could use a smartphone app to request medication, which would then be flown by drone from floor to floor to the patient's bedside. Such a process would lead to faster and less error-prone medication administration and also create new jobs, as staff would be needed to create and manage drone flight routes. In Africa, for example, the UPS Foundation, Zipline and Gavi are working together on a project to transport blood and vaccines by drone in rural areas of Rwanda. Because of the many mountains in Rwanda, the use of drones is particularly useful for flights to remote villages or villages that can only be reached by boat. Another example is the Ghanaian government, which is working with Zipline to use drones to support the delivery of COVAX vaccines.

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How we can support you:

  • Providing drones and specific hardware

  • Quick and simple reservation for your drone-package

  • Custom-made usage model for your drones

  • A to Z software systems to cover your flights including risk-analysis

  • Seamless data security as well as track&trace based on blockchain-technology

  • High quality aerial photography and matching sensors for data collection

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