Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The Humming Bird to medical rescue soon

With the Ministry of Civil Aviation exploring the possibility of developing drone ports in hospitals to enable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones to transport organs and medical supplies between hospitals, a city-based drone developer has developed an UAV to precisely perform this task.
Rohit Dey, a drone developer from Bengaluru has successfully designed and developed Vertical Takeoff Landing (VTOL) UAV which he claims can be used for medical supply delivery and organ transportation. “One of the hardest hurdles for any UAV design is the VTOL UAV. This is a totally new concept which I have designed with a low budget (approximately about Rs 80,000 to 90,000). Many government agencies are trying to work on it and have not yet achieved success despite a huge amount of funding. But I managed to crack the concept,” Dey told Bangalore Mirror.
The VTOL drone developed by Dey is called Humming Bird and it is a prototype which is capable of
carrying a 5.5 kg payload.
“The Humming Bird that I have developed is the first prototype which is capable of taking 5.5kg payload and my next prototype which will be made by the end of this year and it will be capable of carrying a payload of 12 kg. By further scaling up, my VTOL drone can be used for organ transportation and medical supply delivery,” Dey said.
04/12/18 Hemanth CS/Bangalore Mirror