Danish Medical Drone Kicks Off With 31-mile BVLOS Flight
In Denmark, the start of the three-year HealthDrone project has been heralded with a medical drone flight over a distance of no less than 31 miles. During the flight, a number of blood samples were transported from Svendborg Hospital to the island of Ærø. The flight lasted 34 minutes, and the drone flew at an altitude of 240 feet. The flight was attended by transport minister Trine Bramsen.
The three-year HealthDrone innovation project aims to develop medical drone delivery services for the transport of patient samples, medicines, and medical equipment between hospital wards, medical centers, and home care. The project involves developing and testing drones for the transport of blood samples and medicines between Ærø, Svendborg, and Odense. The project partners involved are Odense University Hospital, Falck, Holo, Unifly, Scandinavian Avionics, and the South Danish University.
The major advantage of fixed-wing drone delivery is the time savings that can…