6 Ways Drones Are Saving the Planet

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Delivering Medicine

In mid-July Flirtey, an Australian startup, made the first legal drone delivery in the United States when it carried 24 medical packages from an airfield to a nearby medical clinic in Wise County, Virginia, one of the most impoverished area’s in the country.

“In circumstances with traffic congestion like this, or over rugged terrain, or in emergency scenarios like Katrina, drone delivery provides the fastest and most reliable method of delivery of emergency supplies,” says Flirtey chief executive Matt Sweeney.

And Google was recently granted a patent for a fleet of ambulance drones that will deliver medical supplies such as first aid kits, defibrillators or EpiPens to people in emergency situations.

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