AiRMOUR helps European cities with healthcare drones (EMS drones)

The AiRMOUR project is laying the groundwork for European cities to take off with Urban Air Mobility (UAM), especially for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The AiRMOUR project aims to discover the actions that need to be taken by different stakeholders to enable drones on a large scale in EMS

Stakeholders include cities, operators, regulators, research, businesses and the medical sector itself.

A total of 13 partners from six different European countries are involved in this EU’s Horizon 2020-funded project, which will run until the end of 2023.

The project’s first real-life demonstrations will be organized in the autumn, to validate the research work.

Drone transportation of medical products and EMS personnel (via test dummies) will be tested in Stavanger (Norway), Helsinki (Finland) and Kassel (Germany). In Luxembourg and Dubai, the testing will be carried out as a simulation.

AiRMOUR project: UAM training program for cities to start later this year

The main outputs of the project will be a UAM training program for cities and other stakeholders (starting later this year), UAM integration guidebook and UAM GIS tool.

“Being able to visualize the impact increases the understanding and allows for more fact-based decision making.

It helps city planners and decision makers to think in three dimensions,” said Benoît Larrouturou, Country Manager Germany at AiRMOUR’s partner Robots Expert.

During this spring, AiRMOUR will gather opinions from stakeholders and the public on the acceptance and socio-economic impacts of UAM and its potential to support EMS.

The survey will engage over 1,000 participants in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany.

Senior Consultant at LuxMobility Lucy Mascarenhas added: “The survey includes questions related to topics investigated as part of this project including privacy, safety and risk, noise and visual pollution and acceptance of different EMS use cases.

We are excited to see how our results will compare to for example those of last year’s wide EASA survey on the same topic.”

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