A Better Use For Delivery Drones: Transporting Medical Samples In Remote Places
By Ben Schiller
Could drones help speed up the process of medical testing in remote places?
Tim Amukele, a pathologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was initially skeptical about the idea. But, having tested it, he now thinks it could be a big improvement on the way things are currently done.
"At first, I thought it was pie in the sky," he says. "But then I saw that it could be really competitive. It's cheaper than a motorcycle, and you don't have to worry about roads because it's going as the crow flies."