Drone Delivers Lungs to Transplant Recipient, a Medical First #drone #droneday

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Drones are proving themselves invaluable to the medical industry. Few methods can make deliveries as directly or rapidly. In a world first, but certainly not last, a lifesaving lung delivery was completed.

Fom Gizmodo:

That everything was okay was no accident. The drone flight from Toronto Western Hospital took just six minutes, but it took 18 months of planning and preparation to pull off. Engineers at Unither Bioélectronique had to develop a lightweight shipping container capable of tolerating vibrations and abrupt changes in elevation and air pressure, among other environmental stresses. The team practiced with dummy packages, performed drop tests, and fitted the carbon fiber container with an emergency parachute and GPS system.

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