Making Medical Deliveries by Drone is Solvable



Explain to me how it works in other words. There's a there's a nurse who sees that. She needs a particular blood product in rural tanzania. Does she pick up a phone and call. Someone is the How does the system work. And how is it that the drones are ready to go and are they. Are they in some kind of medical base to start with. What does the system look like. Although there's a lot of complicated technology behind the service that we provide the experience of this service that solve is extremely simple which is essentially a push a button on a phone. Get the medical product that you need to save a patient's life delivered to your gps coordinates. There's no training really required for nurses or doctors health workers. They can place orders in a number of different ways other van online form or by calling the phone number or also by using what's up what's up actually winds up being incredibly reliable kind of infrastructure In in a lot of these countries and so any nurse or doctor health worker complacent order all of the complexity of you know autonomous aircraft and like getting regulatory approval and knowing how to do safety and maintenance et cetera is kind of handled in the background. They'll get a text message. Saying thanks for letting us know order has been dispatched. It is twenty four minutes away and then much like using ridesharing. they'll get a tax when it saying. Hey the products one minute away. Please step outside. it's gonna be delivered in turmoil. Box and the drones. Really move fast enough to make this work. Yeah so the juicy simple technologies blind builds distribution centers and the aircraft themselves we employ teams of engineers operators at each distribution center on each distribution center can serve around twenty thousand square kilometers or something. Like eight thousand square miles Which is typically between two ten million people so for example we cover the whole country. Wanda to distribution centers cover the country of ghana with about eight. That's where we store. Inventory of medical products and then each distribution center will serve around two hundred to four hundred primary care facilities in hospitals and each of those facilities is getting a delivery often several times a day sometimes several times a week depending on the size of the facility would essentially teleportation. It means that now it's possible to teleport products from central place out to all these different places where patients may need something. The benefit of having teleportation like service for national health care systems is that they can dramatically improve access particularly for renewable populations. They can reduce waste. Because you're sending less stuff out the last mile and before it's actually needed by patient and finally you can actually increase the diversity of the products that are available at prior carefully so it makes it possible to treat patients closer where they live

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