How drone technology can be a life-saver in the current times

Blogs, September 10, 2020

“What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” – Tim O’Reilly, Tech Entrepreneur

How do we use drones for safety and protection nowadays? There may be millions of ways to answer this question.

From air traffic control, agriculture, healthcare, border security, or merely just a hobby for enthusiasts, drone use is almost limitless. But the everyday use of drones in many parts of the world is much wider than we often hear about.

Here’s how drones are serving us in everyday life to save lives and protect our future.

The evolution and purpose of ambulance drone technology

When an accident happens, the fast and efficient response of emergency services and on-time medical help is crucial for saving lives.

Unfortunately, as technically advanced as they are, ambulance services may not be the most efficient in many instances, especially in the face of natural disasters when getting to the patient becomes an issue in itself. 

In some cases,  there doesn’t need to be a disaster – routine everyday traffic can prevent medical help from reaching patients on time.

Ambulance drones became an innovative solution in this case. These high-speed devices can deliver supplies to the most distant and challenging areas. Ambulance drones can also help with the immediate delivery of supplies to risk-group patients who are allergic or those with severe heart conditions.

By efficiently responding to an emergency smartphone signal and navigating with GPS, these UAVs aim to deliver emergency medications and supplies to patients before an ambulance can physically reach them.

How drone technology can aid surf lifesaving efforts

Surfing is one of the defining features of Australian culture. It is a huge industry that brings millions of dollars to the Australian economy due to popular tourist destinations suitable for surfing.

However, there are many dangers and safety concerns involved in surfing. That is why lifeguards are extremely important. But using drones to tackle safety issues that arise can help lifesavers and coast guards survey, monitor, and patrol the oceans to keep people safe in the water. 

How drones can contribute to disaster management

Unmanned drone technology can survey the most dangerous regions and at the same time reduce possible physical risks. When infrastructure is compromised after a disaster, drones can step in as the best solution to reach remote places and help restore supply lines, deliver essentials, or record real-time data to make better-informed decisions.

When any disaster happens, the first 72 hours are crucial, therefore, emergency services have to respond fast and get the necessary information that will allow them to work out an efficient rescue strategy.

Drones are the most efficient tools in this case. They help to build relevant HD mapping of the territory, survey for possible victims, and search for survivors, and make an estimation of assets damage.

The role of drones in protecting and monitoring the environment 

Drones can save lives in incidents and disasters, but they can also help protect and preserve our planet, wildlife, and nature. With the ability to quickly map large areas and collect relevant data, the use of drones for environmental monitoring is growing at an unprecedented rate.

Drones equipped with HD cameras can survey possible coastline changes or deforestation. They help prevent and stop illegal construction, mining, and poaching. 

But cameras are not the only useful device on a drone.

UAVs detect and monitor air pollution, record temperature changes, and identify changes in noise levels so we have a complete, accurate, and real picture of the ecological situation in any region. Using this data, we can prevent pollution, destruction of ecosystems, and save endangered species.

UAVs are the future of search and rescue missions

Missing people, victims of crime, and those who get lost in vast wilderness areas can be saved with the help of drone technology.

An immediate response is critical to search and rescue (SAR) missions as it is a matter of life and death. Sometimes an immediate response could be delayed due to geographical factors and climatic challenges. SAR drones have proven to be the most efficient and safest solution in these cases: 

  • Searching for people lost in the wilderness
  • Searching for suspects related to crime
  • Localisation and analysis of ongoing forest fires, floods, and other natural disasters 

The possibilities of drone use are simply limitless. It is important to remember that any technology can have multiple new features and is often constantly evolving to make our lives safer and easier in the future.

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Every new day brings with it a new, life-changing, and beneficial application of drones in all of these spaces and other industries too. Whether it is to save lives, make life easier or to improve efficiency, drones take the lead in this new decade. 

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