Dr. Drone

Continuing a series of blogs featuring the “good” drones, consider the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs”) for health care purposes.

In fact, a new start up company, Matternet, is developing a network of autonomous quadcopters to deliver medicines to underdeveloped regions of the world such as sub-Saharan Africa.

This seems to be a new take on the what is already regarded as vitally important to technologically advantaged societies — aviation medical evacuations, be it from combat areas or car accidents or hurricanes.

It would seem that medical regulators, not to mention international aviation authorities, will be important stakeholders in monitoring the development and deployment of this technology.

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