Drones to help isolated patients in rural Wales, researchers suggest


Aberystwyth University researchers have said drones could be used to deliver blood or hospital medicine to isolated patients in rural Wales.

This comes after the university researchers began testing on the devices as ‘a reliable and low-cost way’ to reach remote patients.

According to a report from the BBC, researchers said they could deliver to hospitals or home addresses with ‘little human intervention.’

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Dr Rachel Rahman described how the project has included members of the public to take care of the uncertainty and concerns about what drones mean for the future.

It is hoped the results from the project will lead to prototypes and further study on how drones are put into practise to transport mobile defibrillators, samples, blood and medical equipment.

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