Eye in the sky: Drones with the ability to detect cough and fever symptoms are now a thing
The latest drone technology has proved to be greatly beneficial during the tough times of the pandemic, these little flying robots have been able to provide absolute surveillance and megaphone solutions providing awareness to the people about the growing dangers of the COVID – 19. Furthermore, according to a recent development in drone technology the medical institutions now will be able to detect the signs of COVID-19 in an individual without any physical interaction. Drones using their long-range vision technology, and thermal sensors will now be able to detect the patient from a far distance, a considerably significant move which will speed up the virus screening process much faster.
Dragonfly, a drone making company from Australia, has collaborated with the Australian Department of Defense to chalk out the further plan of action for the drones’ deployment to detect COVID-19. With the budget of $ 1.5 million the “pandemic drone mission: will work towards regulating people’s temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and will carefully detect instances of consistent soughing and sneezing in large crowded areas. The pandemic drones will fly across cities to uncover any new clusters of Coronavirus.
The company and the government have still not resolved a date for the launch of the pandemic drones, but seeing the detrimental medical condition of the country and analyzing the exponential growth of the virus outbreak, it will be better if the pandemic drones can be launched right away without any further ado.
Dragonfly’s CEO, Cameron Chell, has declared that the company has been getting a lot of demands from other sectors of the spectrum too, businesses are highly interested in the seamless operational capabilities of flying drones even in this time of great distressed.
As for the pandemic drone action plan, Chell said that the strategic deployment of the flying squad will be done majorly in the areas that have experienced a huge number of the case, and are currently under high risk.