Drones as Saviours in Covid-19 Crisis

By TSAW . May 24,2021

Drones as Saviours in Covid-19 Crisis

By TSAW . May 24,2021

   The Covid 19 Pandemic has changed the way we work and has impacted our lives significantly. It has made us realise how things can be managed with minimum physical contact. In this war against this virus, Doctors, Scientists, Police and many other people are working selflessly. To help and support them drones came to their aid. Drones played a crucial role and helped the authorities to prevent further spread of the virus. Here are some of the ways in which drones have contributed.

The Drones helped in:

  • Surveillance
  • Broadcast
  • Disinfectant Spraying
  • Medicine Deliveries
  • Temperature Check

Surveillance:
Drones were used to monitor the areas and streets. In the current scenario the main aim was to prevent mass gathering so as to stop transmission of virus. Police used drones to keep an eye over the streets so that people don’t gather together and watch their movement. The drones were the best option to be deployed because it reduces the risk of police force getting infected and it enables monitoring of vast areas in a short span of time.

We provided our drones to Delhi Police so as to help them in this situation. Our drones can provide video transmission to multiple devices in real time, this is useful as one feed can be sent to the control room and other to the nearest police station. Our Drones have night vision option so we can keep track during night also.
Broadcast:
In addition to the surveillance drones are also helping in broadcast. Authorities are using drones to send messages to mass audiences and to convey information. The information may include any message or announcement to stay indoor, information related to lockdown, about health and hygiene, social distancing, etc.
Drones can be equipped with loudspeakers or megaphone for broadcasting messages to the public. This is useful especially in rural areas where there is no proper medium of communication. So with the help of drones the information/message can be conveyed to a large audience.
Disinfectant Spraying:
It is very important to disinfect the public places so as to stop further transmission of virus. In this Drones are come to rescue! Drones can cover a large area in a short time and spray disinfectant in potentially affected areas. Health authorities are using this medium for spraying disinfectant along with other mediums as well. In addition it reduces the risk of health and sanitation workers getting exposed to the virus. Indore city sprayed disinfectant over the area using drones.
Medicine Deliveries:
Drones are also being used to deliver medicines and lab samples. Drones are small and fast and can reach places easily and don’t require special infrastructure for landing or takeoff. Drones are the safest and fastest way to send lab samples from hospitals to the laboratories. Drones can be used to deliver crucial and important items in the red zone.
Temperature Check:
Drones can also be used to check the temperature of the people. In China when the virus was at its peak, the authorities used drones to check the temperature of the people living at their houses. Drones are equipped with infrared red camera to measure the temperature of the people.
There are many ways in which drones are assisting and supporting in Covid Crisis. Companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are testing new and innovative ways in which drones can be used. The possibility in which drones can be used is endless. Drones are getting accepted and used in many sectors at a very fast pace and will completely change the way things work. Drones are the future, and let’s see what future brings.



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