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We live in the technological revolution, where advances in computer technology and electrical engineering innovations are changing every aspect of our lives, from how we travel to how we work and how we spend our leisure time. Drones have made a particularly noticeable impact over the last few years. As they become ever more affordable, reliable, and advanced, they will become even more in demand for both home and commercial users, so there can be no doubt that drones are changing our world.
Delivering Medicine Quickly And Efficiently
One of a drone’s greatest assets is its ability to fly to a destination in a straight line rather than having to follow undulating road systems, which makes it ideal for transporting small items. It’s no surprise that consumer giants such as Amazon are investing in drone delivery, but it’s also being put to an even more important use – delivering medicine.
A company called Zipline is using drones to transport lifesaving and much needed medical supplies into difficult to reach areas of Rwanda, and it’s a system that could transform healthcare in many areas of Africa – and the developing world as a whole. You can expect to see this in the United States too, as Zipline have already announced plans for drone delivery of medicines to remote areas of Nevada, as well as small island communities in Washington and Maryland.
Emergency Assistance In Disaster Zones
The use of drones to deliver medicine could prove incredibly useful in the aftermath of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or flood, when normal access routes may be cut off or dangerous to use, and they can also be used to help coordinate relief efforts. Drones were used in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to inspect cell towers across Texas. This operation was coordinated by leading scientists and engineers from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and played a vital role in ensuring that communication channels remained open. Graduates from NJIT Online and other leading institutes are placing the United States at the forefront of drone innovation, bringing benefits to America and beyond.
Improving Aircraft Safety
Commercial airlines fly huge distances during their operational life and are subject to enormous strains, which is why regular safety inspections are so important. This essential task is time-consuming and expensive, but drones could be about to change that. A French airplane giant has announced plans to use drones to carry out detailed checks on their planes, and other manufacturers are likely to follow suit. A drone inspection takes around a tenth of the time it takes a human to inspect a plane, and yet it can be more effective too as the drone’s cameras capture minute detail that can escape the human eye.
Delivering medicine, mapping and monitoring disaster zones, and inspecting aircraft are just three innovative, and highly useful tasks that drones are now being used for. In the near future, they will also be used to help coach athletes, protect endangered species of animals, and will even take a central role in the fight to eradicate Malaria. We already have a lot to thank drones, and the engineers behind them, for, and their story is only just beginning.