Drones are increasingly used during the COVID-19 crisis, especially as surveillance tools and mobile speakers to remind people of the importance of blocking. However, there are other applications for drones. Last month, Digital Trends wrote about how Draganfly, one of the longest-running commercial drone companies, was working on drone deployment technologies in the coronavirus pandemic – using an integrated heat sensor and intelligent computer vision technology to address potential Make diagnoses remotely. This could make it more efficient to take temperature measurements than the current method of using devices like infrared handheld thermometers.
On Thursday, March 26, Draganfly announced that the company had selected and signed an agreement to use its COVID-1
Using their onboard technology, the drones can remotely monitor fever-related temperature, heart, and respiratory rates, and recognize people who sneeze and cough in crowds or places. Groups of people can work or gather.
"The technology itself has not changed in the past month (note: since we published our article on technology)," Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly, told Digital Trends. "However, what has changed is our ability to talk about the specifics of where and how it was developed, as well as its capabilities."
Chell noted that the drones are used at various hotspots. "The priority is to move the technology to areas where the greatest amount of detection is currently required," he said.
It is not exactly clear when the Draganfly drones will fly to the sky for this purpose. However, given the urgency of this evolving situation, the sooner this can be done, the better.
In the meantime, Chell said the company had received numerous other requests for its pandemic drones. "It seems that every market and industry affected by this pandemic has some level of interest," he said.
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