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Drones to fly medical supplies in Kansas for pilot project – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-08-17 23:08:55 –

Hutchinson, Kansas (KSNW) — Within a few months, a drone may deliver medical supplies to and from Hutchinson’s hospital.

Air Method, an aviation medical service provider, has launched Spright, a drone program designed to help supply challenges in the healthcare industry. Spright has partnered with the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center (HRMC) to launch a project using the Wingcopter delivery drone.

But before the drones can actually carry medicines, medicines, or laboratory samples, they are put on a feasible flight from the hospital.

Chuck Welch, HRMC’s Chief Business Development Officer, said the drone needs to be demonstrated to be fully unmanned using GPS and cell towers. He says Hutchinson was selected for this pilot project because of the large open space around the town.

According to Welch, the item starts as small as a piece of paper, but once the program is up and running, the drone will be able to carry about £ 13 of the item.

The drone used, the Wingcopter 198, can travel 68 mph at speeds up to 89 mph on a single battery charge, depending on the conditions.

If all goes well, Spright plans to deploy 100 drones nationwide. The hospital will not require special landing pads and will fly low enough not to interfere with planes or helicopters.

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