Drones, the Rome Drone Conference 2022 opens tomorrow
Drones-Nurses: the boom in the flight transport of drugs, blood and organs over 10 projects will be presented at the Roma Drone Conference 2022
Among the numerous uses of these flying robots, it is in fact emerging also in Italy that for the emergency transport of medical and bio-sanitary material.
The first experiments have already taken place in the Italian skies, which have shown the possibility of quickly transferring drugs, biological samples, vaccines and blood between hospitals and health facilities even tens of kilometers away.
This allows not to resort to the use of traditional medical cars, more expensive and often hampered by the intense traffic of large cities.
It will also be possible to use these flights to transport life-saving equipment and even organs for transplantation.
Over ten healthcare drone projects developed in Italy will be presented at the “Roma Drone Conference 2022”
The eighth edition of the reference event for professionals in the UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) sector will take place on Tuesday 8 November at the European University of Rome (via degli Aldobrandeschi 190, from 9 am, www.romadrone.it) with the participation of leading Italian experts.
There are several experiments of “Drone-Nurses” that will be illustrated at “Roma Drone Conference 2022”
In recent months, for example, Leonardo in collaboration with Telespazio and D-Flight has organised two flights with as many fixed-wing drones and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL).
Between these, the first in collaboration with the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital in Rome and the second with the Lazio Region and Aeroporti di Roma.
Another experiment concerned the “Corus Xuam” project coordinated by ENAV, D-Flight and DTA to test the transport of medical material between the airport of Grottaglie and the hospital of Manduria, in the province of Taranto.
At the Rome Drone Conference will also be presented two new projects of fixed wing drones VTOL of Italian production:
the first is the “Seuam” of SIS 118 for the urgent transport of an automatic defibrillator, while the second is the “Delivery Project” of the Italian Red Cross for the development of a drone that will be able to embark blood products and life-saving drugs, but also basic necessities for small isolated communities.
Other projects under development are the “Indoor” of the DOT Foundation and the Polytechnic of Turin for the transport of organs and the “Flying Forward 2020” of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan for the sending of biomedical material.
In Italy, new drones for medical delivery have also been built, such as the “Radon” by Dronus and the “Beluga” by Eurolink Systems and Cusano University.
Sophisticated capsules at controlled temperature and atmosphere to embark blood and organ bags on drones, such as the “Philotea” by Carpitech, the “Smart Capsule” by ABzero and the “Flying Box” by Air Abruzzo.
Also original is the “Hangar” project by ADPM Drones, a sophisticated system for the automatic control of the drone’s mission, capable of hosting it before and after the flight and recharging its batteries.
“Medical delivery with drones will probably be the first application to become operational of the so-called Advanced Air Mobility,” explains Luciano Castro, president of Roma Drone Conference.
“It is a real revolution, which will soon see automated drones used for rapid transport between hospitals and health facilities, but also for emergency missions in the event of accidents or natural disasters”.
In addition to the session on medical drones, the “Roma Drone Conference 2022” program includes a round table on the budget and prospects of the UAS market in Italy, which will be attended by the main representatives of the Italian drone community.
The conference is organized by the Ifimedia association and Mediarkè, in collaboration with the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC), the European University of Rome and the AOPA Italia-Divisione APR.
Main sponsor is D-Flight.
Participation is open to professionals, subject to online registration: www.romadrone.it.
The event will also be in live streaming on the Roma Drone Facebook page and on the Quadricottero News Youtube channel.