In natural disasters, such as floods and hurricanes, the most important issue is to get to the victims as quickly as possible. This is unfortunately very difficult due to the blocked or flooded roads. Fortunately there are devices that easily overcome such obstacles, and there are drones.
During floods every year haunting different parts of the world, the most important thing is to provide people with help as soon as possible. Cut off from the world, they need not only food and water but also medicines. Meanwhile rescuers, due to the limited number of means of transport, have trouble reaching everyone, so it is difficult to help them.
However, there are devices that can reach the victims very quickly and provide them with the necessary help. These are drones that can easily travel long distances and carry a small load. Flirtey’s Australian startup specializes in the manufacture of rescue salvage vaccines that have been tested in the United States since last year, and have now proven their usefulness in drug delivery.
A few days ago, Flirtey, along with Johns Hopkins University medical researchers, United Nations and American Red Cross, conducted a test during which drones were used to simulate the delivery of drugs for victims of a natural disaster near the coast of New Jersey.. According to the United Nations, about half of the world’s population lives 60 kilometers from the sea, and on the coasts there are 75% of all the major cities, so standalone drones that could run between a storage tank and those injured would be extremely useful.
During the first stage of the unmanned test, they started off the coast, loaded with faeces, blood and urine samples. In the second stage, they had to land on a barge in the rough sea, where they were loaded with drugs, including water tablets, insulin, and first aid kits. The drugs were then delivered to the “victims” on the coast, where representatives of the United Nations and the Red Cross coincided.
The test showed that such drones can be very useful for rescuing survivors of catastrophes, and in addition to providing them with drugs and food, equipped with the right equipment, they can also search for survivors, scans of disaster areas for heartbeat, or find people with Alzheimer Away from home.