There have been many attempts to best use drone technology to face the pandemic. We are going to provide you with available information on the use of drones, adding some consideration to whether drones are helping in the given period of COVID-19 and then we will be providing you with the best fields for drone use in the world. We will begin with the first drone application.
We talk about the delivery and transportation of medical devices to minimize the possibility of infection. Eighteen countries have engaged in the utility of drones in the transportation field during the pandemic. Some of which maintain the regular use of drones. Others just went through the experience as a sort of experimentation or just a test.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana, Malawi, and Rwanda, have reported that they have been testing the regular use of drones for the regular transportation of medical commodities since the beginning of the pandemic. The benefits that drones are capable of offering in the context of COVID-19 are the speed of the delivery, with limited physical contact, leads us to reducing the risk of transmission during the delivery process.
The second most important drone use is.
The aerial spraying of the public places
To disinfect any potentially contaminated places. The trials took place in Spain, South Korea, the UAE, and China. Several media outlets reported the use of drones for disinfectant spraying, and some companies claimed to cover 3km₂ with the aerial spraying of an area.
The third use of drones is
A number of different law enforcement agencies (UK, India, Rwanda, China, Italy, France, the United States, and others) have activated drones to control public spaces, enforce quarantine, send messages, and even trace non-compliant citizens. After the entire voice message with the drone, it is expected to reduce the possibility of having direct contact with an infected person and eliminate the spread of infection if ever occurred. Having a strong system and an enabling environment requires the focus on some essential aspects.
The first thing to mention is the need for appropriate human and financial resources to have drone technology available when needed. It also needs to take international movement and supply restrictions into consideration.
The second thing to be mentioned is that the program of implementing drones cannot be done without local skills; therefore, knowledge transfer is necessary. Do not forget that drone utilization cannot be easily implemented unless we have local legalization for safe drone operations. We cannot ignore the fact that most people are afraid of the whole drone concept, of being watched whenever and wherever you are, but the focus must be limited. We are trying to restrict the use of drones to the best options given. However, significant efforts must be made, to sensitize people who are resistant to new technologies, as well as, to ensure local and political acceptance at the same time. Drones are proved effective during the COVID-19 pandemic, but their full potential could not be realized or even explored under current drone regulations. Drone deployment during the COVID-19 period offers an opportunity to revise the airspace regulations and update the rules to facilitate their use.
For more insights, the drone industry is changing industries. They are becoming commonplace in both the non-profit sectors and the commercial ones.
The first industry is agriculture.
The Environmental Protection Agency uses drones to control wildfires, survey crops, and survey livestock. The possibility of farmers and ranchers using unmanned craft to monitor spray and their crops is highly likely to occur.
The second industry is conservation.
Where unmanned aircraft used to control endangered species and map changes in ecosystems around the globe. This leads us automatically to the expansion of the use and impact of unmanned aircraft.
The third industry is delivery
In other words, anything that a mail carrier can carry, a drone can carry. It can be food, prescriptions, gifts for your mother or father, or any other relative in the last minutes, and therefore, a drone can save you at the exact time and place you wish to have your package. Drones help in the process of disaster mitigation and relief. We talk about places that humans cannot reach or are afraid to reach out of fear. We are somehow in front of an ideal solution to search and rescue efforts, not to forget the part of delivering supplies for emergencies to disaster areas.
The Forth industry is filmmaking and photography.
With the help of the drone, you can do wonders with a low budget, and it is feasible to capture aerial shots. Hollywood is even about to hire a full crew of drones.
We have to admit that the previous fields mentioned are much better with the help of drones, and the fact that we took advantage of drone use in the COVID-19 pandemic period makes the rate and utility of drones in general more important than what it already is because our health mitigation is included as it is.