On June 24, History was made when a small hexacopter collected medical samples from people on the land, flew to its home ship, and then returned to shore, carrying medicine.
Flirtey, drone delivery service company operated the trial run for the future support for coastal tragedies.
The small packages carried by Flirtey’s drones are big enough to transport blood samples, which first responders on the shore could collect and then send to a hospital ship for testing.
The drones, flying up to five miles each way over water, provide a tiny logistical link, which could catch diseases faster than having to get samples to labs that are difficult to reach over land.
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Source: Popular Science