Should we trust our lives to drones? How can drones save our lives during the Covid?
The Polish AirVein project proves that we can rely on drones during the lockdown. The project was created by Dronehub company – the European leader of a drone in a box solution provider. The team has developed a system for transporting medical supplies when delivery is either technically difficult or maximum speed is required. The system works well if some settlements are temporarily or permanently cut off from civilization or especially now – due to the covid lockdown.
The need for flying cargo drones is undeniable. Samples of blood, supply for transfusions, defibrillator, covid tests, etc can be delivered quicker and faster. And the most crucial transportation can be contactless. Nowadays, it is a very important aspect of the act of preventing the spread of covid-19.
AirVein – autonomous unmanned transport system based on cargo drones is dedicated to transport in urban areas. AirVein is the first Polish project dedicated to medical cargo transport. The project has been supported by the Minister of Development, Ministry of Health, and the Civil Aviation Authority.
AirVein is an innovative alternative to land transport. We are talking about ambulances, which often lose precious minutes to save humans’ lives. The main goal is to reduce human involvement in the transportation process. Drones could also offer a safe, effective, and fast way to deliver blood products or medical supplies to hospitals by saving the time to spend on traffic jams. The drone can complete a flight in about three minutes, and in the same situation, drivers need 30 minutes in average daily traffic.
AirVein helps to avoid jammed streets or insufficiently developed road infrastructure, which paralyze the transport logistic. Such obstacles do not have to be faced by drones, and that is why it is an ideal solution in a situation where delivery time is a priority and every second count for saving human lives.
Fast, safe, and innovative transportation is the future.
AirVein is not only unmanned transportation of medical supplies but also an innovative system of autonomous garages for drones manufactured by Dronehub. The docking stations ensure 24-hour readiness for intervention without human intervention and quick reaction in case of life-threatening.
The system of garages is fully autonomous, which makes it possible to control the drones, navigate, and land precisely. All thanks to developed algorithms and artificial intelligence.
The potential of autonomous stations.
AirVein is the answer to today’s demand for urgent medical supplies. Docking stations developed for drones provide full mission automation, increased reliability, response time, and human exclusion.
Garages solve problems related to the use of the drone as they can replace the batteries themselves. They protect the platform from the adverse effects of external factors (environmental) and maintain constant readiness for flight. The complex docking stations allow for long-distance transport.
The system offers a unique power supply package, including automatic battery change in the drone with simultaneous data transfer (drone-station-user-cloud application).
Drones in the medical industry? The first flight is planning for November.
The first test of medical deliveries will be in November. The flight will take place in the BVLOS system. This means that the drone will be controlled by sensors and intelligent algorithms of the docking station. What is more, the flight will take place at a height of only 150 m above the ground.
What the nearest future will bring us?
AirVein autonomous project will save many lives, reduce the number of covid infections due to contactless transportation. The AirVein project is a huge step forward in the development of medical rescue. The awareness of the Polish market about the versatile use of drones is still growing, and more and more people see their positive impact on the progress of the whole industry.
Poland is one of the few countries in Europe with BVLOS flight regulations, so it allows us to test such a solution, continuously develop and introduce changes to improve the quality of service.
We hope that soon hospitals and medical facilities in Poland will have a medical drone at their disposal, who will be waiting for urgent notifications and immediate reaction in case of life-threatening.