Apologies for bringing this late as it was suppose to be featured yesterday as part of our Random Wednesday post.
Sometimes last year, A friend of mine acquired a drone and being inquisitive, I asked him why he decided to get a drone. He is one of the very few tech freak guys I know so that gave me the impression he must have a reason purchasing this cute machine. And of course, he shared some solutions he intends to carry out with his drone.
So, on the 25th of December, 2015 which was a Christmas day, an aunt of mine got sick and we had a lot of trouble trying to get drugs for her because most pharmacies were closed? Wondering why I talked about this? Here’s why:
So one of the interesting projects he wants to implement with the drone is “Using the drone for emergency health cases”.
- An accident happened at home/work and you don’t know what to do to save the person’s life?
- You are a doctor who witnessed an accident on a very less busy road and you need a first aid box to carry out first aid treatment.
If you live in Nigeria, you will agree with me that we witness a lot of accidents where we don’t have emergency units deployed as soon as possible. I believe if there’s a drone nearby that can save some of these accident victims before the emergency unit arrives, we’ll have a low percentage of losing our loved ones and a low death rate.
Anyway, I was really interested in the project so I shared it with another friend of mine who knows a lot about technology, He is the type that you share an idea with and he immediately give you a completed project or an on-going project about that idea just to tell you many people think like you.
If I am asked “Are drones the way forward? I will say YES a million times, Interesting to know that we have some tech companies working on drone projects:
- Google also known as Alphabet Inc. : If you participated in the last Google Hash Code, the problem statement was writing the fastest algorithm for drones to deliver packages to customers from warehouses.
- Amazon has embarked on using drones to deliver packages to their customers.
- I recently watched a video about using drones for fire emergencies.
- I’m a huge fan of the famous Jennifer’s diary (A Nigerian comedy series) and from the season 3 of the series, drones were actually used for some of the video coverage. Interesting right?
- I have also seen drones being used by different worship centres for their major conventions video coverage.
Are you still saying No to drones? You might want to have a re-think. Here’s a video on how DRONES CAN BE USED FOR AN EMERGENCY HEALTH CASE:
In conclusion, Since I love Artificial Intelligence, I’m falling in love with drones as well and I look forward to getting mine someday, learning how to fly it, implement A.I with it to build a massive world class solution. Dreams change though!