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Revolutionizing Healthcare Industry: The Use of Drones in Healthcare Delivery

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Revolutionizing Healthcare Industry: The Use of Drones in Healthcare Delivery

By Unimrkt 17/10/2022

In recent times, the healthcare industry has seen some interesting innovations, such as the use of drones. Drones have been incredibly useful in a variety of healthcare missions, with the most notable being vaccine deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, drone technology is still nascent and healthcare companies wanting to leverage the technology need the backing of solid healthcare market research data about the benefits, acceptability, and potential market. For this, they need to consult leading healthcare market research companies like Unimrkt Research to take advantage of expert industry research services. In this blog, we are going to take a closer look at how drones are revolutionizing healthcare delivery and the industry itself.

Applications of Drone Technology

Originally intended for the military, drone technology is now used commercially in a variety of different fields including aerial photography and videography, mapping and surveying, wildlife monitoring, disaster management, agriculture and crop spraying, shipping and delivery. There are many benefits drones provide to the different industries such as saving time, resources, effort, and manpower, but most importantly, enabling access to remote and disaster areas.

Real-life Examples that Solidify the Potential of Drone Technology

The use of drones in the healthcare sector has been truly positive so far. During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Economic Forum, together with the Indian government, launched the Medicine from the Sky initiative in Telangana to conduct 300 successful trials of fast vaccine delivery to vulnerable populations in a 12 km range within 18 minutes. This was based on the successes previously achieved through similar projects in Ghana and Rwanda.

Drones have also been used to transport blood samples from rural communities to larger hospitals in studies conducted in the US and Germany. Notably, drones acted as first responders in a study by the European Heart Journal, helping deliver automated external defibrillators to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients before the arrival of emergency medical personnel in 92% of the cases. In one case, the efforts even saved the life of a 71-year-old Swedish man. All such examples showcase a bright future when it comes to the use of drone technology. Healthcare companies can leverage such data along with their own healthcare market research to chart a way forward.

How Drones can Change Healthcare Delivery

Healthcare companies interested in drone tech can explore a wide range of applications with drones:

  • Medicine and vaccine delivery during pandemic or disaster situations, and even for regular supplies to remote areas.
  • Diagnostics tests and their accessibility for communities through easy transfer of samples in a temperature and time-sensitive manner.
  • Organ transfers by taking the place of vans, and even helicopters, with benefits such as ultra-fast speed and cost-effectiveness.
  • Transfer of small healthcare devices like AEDs to disaster or accident sites.
  • Transportation of hazardous materials as per hazmat regulations, minimizing the risk of contamination in transit.

Final Word

The use of drones can make a huge difference in medical care by helping to reach remote areas and speeding up deliveries, among other benefits. But issues such as security concerns and local laws still plague the new-yet-promising industry. Any company that wants to leverage the technology needs actionable healthcare market research data to strategize, design and market their products and services. Unimrkt Research is a global market research company that can help provide useful data through the most advanced healthcare market research data collection methods. To get more information about our healthcare and industry market research services, contact us call +91 124 424 5210/+91 9870 377 557 or email You may also fill out our contact form, and we will reach out to you at the earliest.

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