Delivering medical supplies has always been a struggle, especially when it comes to rural areas. With distance, poor road conditions, and slow land vehicles factoring in, it can be very difficult for supplies to arrive on time. When it comes to healthcare, time is always a factor. A timely delivered vaccine can save lives during outbreaks. On the other hand, late blood transfusions can end with the patient dying while waiting for supplies to arrive. The Tron Drone is next in line.
In Africa, medical delivery is a perennial problem that may have found a solution through drones. Drone deliveries are faster than land delivery, and can navigate through harsher landscapes easier than land transportation. Recently, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) unveiled their newest drone. They hope that this new drone, with its upgraded design and capabilities, can save even more lives.
Tron Drone Review
The Tron Drone is a beautifully designed drone built for fast transport. Its design is similar to a dart – with a wider front and slim back to maximize its speed against the wind. It has an operational range of over 100 kilometers and capable of speeds up to 180 kmph.
It is designed to carry blood packs, or at least blood samples to and from hospitals in South Africa. With blood as its main demographic, it is important to have a storage device capable of maintaining temperature. A sudden shift in temperature can easily spoil medical supplies, blood included. The supplies also require a durable and stable container that can withstand shaking during flight. The Tron drone is capable of this, which gives hospitals a reliable way to transport their supplies to the field.
The Tron drone is not capable of vertical takeoff and landing. Instead, it requires a bit of space to launch and land. It can glide to a landing pad to deliver its items, or in cases where a ramp is not available, it can drop off the supplies via parachute without requiring to land personally.