Drone for Good, Lifesavers In Action
June 19th, 2016 | by Web Desk
Drone for Good : Lifesavers In Action, Life Saving Drone Technology are now being developed and will save life’s in difficult situation
A new patent reveals that Google wants to save life with a fleet of drone ambulances, which would deliver emergency supplies like fast aid kids, water, or defibrillators to the victim. During the Texas floods this year, drones serves flotation devices to stranded people. A drone controlled by lifeguards’s scours for shark at Seal Beach in southern California.
Microsoft launched Project Premonition, which would use drones to identify new diseases before they become a threat to the wildlife, livestock, or humans. There are drones to monitor crop conditions, reforestation, deliver catchment system, or urgent transport of organs. A drone can detect people stuck in avalanches and alert the rescue team with their precise location.
Amazon wants to reduce its delivery time by using carrier drones. Facebook plan to bring internet access in remote corners via UAV’s which can actually stay airborne for some months.
With the world moving faster than ever before, scientists are researching on new techniques to address the emergencies before it gets too late. As a result of this, the drone space is rapidly expanding. With new use cases, flight techniques and models being invented every day, scientists are pushing their own limits of exciting new plot.
Labs across the globe are researching on this emerging technology to find newer ways to integrate drones in our everyday life. From floating advertisement and mobile traffic signs to hovering security cameras and rescue operations, experiments with drones are delivering promising results.
Brendan Schulman, Vice President of policy and legal affairs, DJI, shares that there are countless applications where drones are used to save lives and help people. Search and rescue operations tops the list where drones have replaced helicopters and provide more accurate results. Drones can travel to remote areas and detect lost people with its sophisticated sensors and infrared cameras. Though it cannot rescue people, drones give accurate location information to rescue operators thereby saving time and lives.
The fact that drone is often the most efficient tool in times of emergency and crisis is further highlighted by the popularity of the annual international UAE Drones for Good competition. The competition had 39 semi-finalists this year showcasing their designs before a panel of international judges. A Swiss team Flyability won the competition for designing a collision-proof search and rescue drone named Gimball.
Gimball is designed to manoeuvre safely in dangerous and complex environments and can access confined spaces. It can fly close to people, which makes it useful for search and rescue operations. The drone is protected by a rotating cage, which enables it to get over obstacles.
Gimball is just an example. Other UAVs like PrecisionHawk Lancaster aids rescue operations by providing where to look for victims. The fixed-wing drone also provide resource for determining how to approach the relief efforts.
With the remote-controlled devices already being used all over the world, Federal Aviation Administration is mulling over the drone regulations. Many enterprises, especially in American and the Chinese markets are also focused on making the technology more beneficial for masses.