DJI is flying the flag for drones in emergency services by unveiling key insights into one of this year’s most high-profile drone rescue missions.
The company is underlining the significance of drones in emergency operation by police by highlighting the role a UAV played in the discovery of a hypothermic man in Lincolnshire.
Police officers initiated a search for a man who had left his car after it had overturned on the A16 near Ludborough in the early hours of Sunday (February 25) morning.
Knowing that temperatures were near freezing, and that the man was potentially injured, officers decided to deploy the drone.
With infrared and thermal technology, the drone was able to pick up the location of the man quickly and efficiently.
In order to promote Lincolnshire Police’s drone unit’s work DJI produced a video, which can be viewed below.
The drone manufacturer is currently driving its DJI Enterprise division and has recently revealed two new models.
The new Zenmuse XT2 thermal imaging camera, created in partnership with FLIR Systems, offers side-by-side visual and thermal imaging sensors provide unparalleled data capture and situational awareness during emergency services, disaster recovery and industrial inspection uses.
DJI demonstrated the new Zenmuse in alive fire-fighting demonstration in Holland last month.
DJI’s new Payload Software Development Kit (SDK) allows innovative drone start-ups, developers, and sensor and device manufacturers to easily integrate custom cameras, sensors and other types of payloads onto DJI drones, unlocking the true potential of drone technology for businesses, governments and researchers around the world.