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UAV to Deliver Medical Supplies

A low-cost UAV to deliver medical supplies to remote areas in Caldas

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A low-cost UAV to deliver medical supplies to remote areas in Caldas

Inspired by carrier pigeons, the UAVs (uncrewed aerial vehicles) are designed to be launched from clinics and pilot themselves along a pre-programmed route to the nearest lab, using GPS and microelectronic gyroscopes to guide them.
They drop their cargo at a predetermined spot, or on directions from the ground, and return along their flight path. The UAV can land automatically, or under remote control by staff.

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How do you envision this idea making money?

Saving money by delivering essential medical supplies over difficult terrain.

How does this idea create social impact, particularly around improving health?

Provides medicine quickly to previously inaccessible communities

How does this idea add social value at every step of the process?

A local Caldas team can build and operate low-cost UAVs

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