DJI pledges $1.5m to aid Coronavirus outbreak


As part of the international effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, DJI has pledged $1.5m in aid to help contain the outbreak.

In a report on its website, DJI also confirmed that its adapted Agras series of agricultural spraying drones have been used to spray disinfectant in potentially affected areas.

After rounds of research and testing, teams developed best practices for spraying a chlorine or ethyl alcohol-based disinfectant from the air.

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The concentration of the solution as well as flight guidelines can be modified for different circumstances, such as whether an area is known to be infected or not.

DJI has sprayed disinfectant in over 3 million square meters in Shenzhen, where the company is headquartered. And is also helping 1,000 counties in China to adopt the spraying method with target areas including factories, residential areas, hospitals, and waste treatment plants.

Commenting on the effort, Romeo Durscher, senior director of public safety integration at DJI, said: “Assisting on the containment of a disease, while ensuring safety to personnel, was very difficult to do in the past.”

Adding: “This was a complete grassroots movement. Users inspired us to take action, and it was worth the effort. It embodies the DJI spirit, where anyone with the access to these new tools can help improve their environment and help society.”

This information was released as part of a wider report which CDP covered in full yesterday.

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