There was a time when automated convenience technology was limited solely to sci-fi movies, television shows and books. Futurists spoke vividly of unimagined possibilities, theorising how technology will enrich our lives in the years to come.
It’s safe to say that the future envisioned for decades has pretty much arrived. Wireless technology is commonplace, video chatting ubiquitous and plans for the first unmanned aerial taxis to take flight in Dubai in 2020, we are truly living in an age of technological marvels.
One area of technological innovation that has come on leaps and bounds over the past few years is drone application. As we wave goodbye to 2017 and begin 2018, many technological forecasters are predicting that commercially available drones in Dubai will become a staple in Dubai’s skylines. Here’s a rundown of some of the custom drone applications to watch out for in 2018.
Drones Carrying Medical Supplies
When a medical emergency, every second counts. Not only that but, having easy access to vital medical equipment is paramount. Hospitals across Dubai are responsible for consistently restocking medical supplies to make sure the foremost levels of patient care. However, it’s not uncommon for ground-based delivery shipments to replenish apparatus and equipment slower than necessary.
Well-funded hospitals can occasionally use emergency helicopters to transport rare medicines and blood transfusion equipment, for example, this option is not available to every hospital. Enter drones in Dubai.
Transporting medical supplies using drone technology is a more cost-effective way of getting essential care to patients. Moreover, this application isn’t something new. Zipline, a start-up company in the USA, has already begun using drones to transport medical supplies to remote areas of the US. Part-funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Zipline even began to use its drones to deliver medicine and blood to communities in Rwanda, working under a government initiative.
It’s expected that this application will be adopted in 2018, with drones in Dubai employed to help deliver life-saving medicine, apparatus and equipment to the people of Dubai.
Personal Assistant Drones
Private and corporate drone ownership has already seen drone photography in Dubai take centre stage in terms of capturing pictures that don’t just say a thousand words, but ten thousand or more. With drone enthusiasts becoming excited by the possibilities that drones offer, believing that the sky is hardly the limit, diverse drone applications are emerging every single day.
In 2018 and beyond, it’s not too ambitious to think that we may all begin to see that drones are indispensable to our daily lives. In short, we may just see the rise of personal assistant drones. Leading innovators in drone technology believe that the AI applications on smartphones, such as Siri, can be incorporated into drone technology with ease – meaning that we may soon be able to give our drones voice commands to complete tasks on our behalf.
Such is the potential of the technology, Amazon recently patented a design for tiny assistant drones. It’s believed that these drones will be able to help everyone with basic tasks like finding keys or reminding us to turn off appliances.
Elderly Assistance Drones
As we grow older, especially into advanced age, our memory, mobility, strength, and an element of our faculties does deteriorate. Yet, despite this, many elderly people steadfastly cling to their independence, as well they should.
Many family members worry about loved ones of advanced age, falling, forgetting important information, and feeling isolated or lonely. In many cases, elderly people are safest in a nursing home environment. But, what if there was a solution that didn’t involve the complete uproot and move of an individual’s whole life?
Elderly assistance drones in Dubai can serve as a companion, household helper and even an automatic system for calling emergency services in the worst-case scenarios – acting as an extension of existing healthcare services.
Now, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves just yet, elderly assistance drones in Dubai are not yet in service, however the technology exists for practical application, all we’re waiting for is a company to perfect commands and then everyone in the city-state may well be treated to a revolution in healthcare.
And, let’s not forget, the medical industry is at the forefront of innovative drone technology for practical application. The days of drones evolving into personal companions for the elderly man not be too far away!
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