Other companies that engage in the drone to makemedical deliveries are the BD in collaboration with WeRobotics. With the helpof WeRobotics, BD has come up with a model of drones that help in the diagnosisof the patient and the collection of the patient’s medical history. The dronesalso offer first aid supplies to the people that need them in Peru (Farr,2017).
While WeRobotics was conducting a test of the drones, it demonstratedthat the drones have blood collection kits and other supplies necessary foremergency solutions neatly fitted to the drones.According to Mayo Clinic (2017), in the U.S.
, the dronecompanies that aim to use the drones in the delivery of the medical suppliesare carrying out their test in the rural areas due to the regulations of theFederal Aviation Administration. The regulations bar the use of drones andother unmanned aerial vehicles from using the American airspace. The use ofdrones in the U.S aims at providing help to the programs of disaster reliefwhere the blood distribution logistics is a great problem (Mayo Clinic 2017).The supply of blood is limited to once a week in small hospitals in the U.
S.These hospitals depend on large blood centers to supply them with blood (MayoClinic, 2017). This frequency of supply makes the requirement of blood inemergency cases be a challenge to the hospital. Therefore, the drone companiesin the U.S aim to provide a solution to this problem and cause the smallhospital to get blood in a timely way whenever they need it.
Given these companies that use and are planning to usedrones in the medical field, one common business model they are operating underis making emergency deliveries and medical supplies to rural areas and hard toaccess areas promptly. Many companies have given focus to the developingcountries where the existing infrastructure and the health care standards arenot elevated. The deliveries made by the drones are first aid kits, and bloodto emergency scenes. Also, other companies use drones to medical supplies torural hospitals. Drones are also used to deliver diagnostic samples tolaboratories that are far from the rural places where the samples arecollected.
On the other hand, the use of drones is limited by the aviationrules, which prohibit the flying of unmanned aerial vehicles in some airspaces.