Drone medical emergency response trial goes real-life in Montréal Marathon

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A research project experimenting with drones to identify overexerted athletes in states of distress turned into a real-life emergency medical response operation last weekend, when UAVs deployed to monitor the Montréal Marathon spotted an exhausted runner collapsing.

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AiMOUR tests drones in medical emergency supplies, personnel transport

European UAV research and innovation organization AiMOUR has launched a series of tests using drones – including an EHang air taxi – to substantiate the potential advantages of the craft in responding to life-threatening medical emergencies.

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Scotland’s medical drone network opens phase two development

The consortium promising to build the world’s first nationwide medical drone transportation network in Scotland has taken another step toward attaining that goal with the official kickoff of the project’s second phase of activity. 

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Swoop Aero joins World Economic Forum ‘Global Innovator’ elite

After nearly two years of successive steps to build its innovative drone delivery operations across Africa and around the world, Australia’s Swoop Aero has been ushered into to the small coterie of companies composing the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovator Community.

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RigiTech gets first French waiver for BVLOS medical drone flights

Switzerland’s specialized medical drone transport company RigiTech is breaking new ground in France, where it has received the first-ever approval to fly regular beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights of patient samples and other materials between two French laboratories.

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Drones to speed UK hospital transport of patient lab samples

A trio of hospitals in the UK’s northwest is set to begin receiving blood and other patient lab samples by drones using designated air corridors over Morecambe Bay, with the objective of cutting transport time of using frequently clogged roads surrounding the large estuary.

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