Faculty of Social Sciences

Using drones to deliver medical products

It is a project application proposal that aims to alleviate some of the health threats in Southeast Asia due to low road access and sparse amount of healthcare facilities. It suggests the use of drone networks for medical supply delivery. The design of our drone service differs from existing companies in operation because it proposes new service areas of greater geographical scale (Cambodia, Myanmar, and Indonesia), it incorporates the idea of a telemedicine service to reduce the need to travel for medical consultation, it focuses on a supplier-to-patient network structure rather than a supplier-to-hospital network structure, and it proposes using public health centers and small clinics as delivery centers in the event that patients do not have access to phone or internet. All of these ideas help innovate medical drone services that are already in existence, and would help to increase medical access even more acutely.