Author page: Richard Russell

Drone data capture for Post TC Harold disaster resilience

Saturday spent well out in the field working. Drone data capture for Post TC Harold disaster resilience… Working closely with the Air Traffic Controllers (Nausori Airport) to keep the airspace hazard free for manned aircraft. Using the strobe lights on the Trinity as it’s being flown less then 2km from the Airport runway threshold, and the flight missions are in…

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SA researchers team up with Draganfly to create coronavirus detection UAV

Researchers at the University of South Australia are working on coronavirus detection drones capable of detecting temperature, heart, and respiratory rates, as well as detecting people sneezing and coughing in crowds. The “pandemic drone” is being created in partnership with Draganfly Inc, one of the largest enterprise drone companies to date.

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Healio: medical deliveries by drones could be useful in pandemic situation

A successful drone delivery of insulin for a person with diabetes in a remote location in Ireland may serve as a useful model for health care delivery during a future pandemic response, according to data presented at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting. “We need to stay committed to ensuring highquality health care delivery to our patients at all times, and…

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Western Australia police to use drones to blast messages out amid coronavirus

Western Australia‘s (WA) police force is going to begin using drones to deliver public service announcements. The drones will be at various popular locations, including beaches and parks where groups aren’t following the new laws in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Western Australia’s Premier Mark McGowan announced at a press conference today that the WA police will begin to use drones to broadcast messages to…

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