Drone Completes First Long-Range Lab Sample Delivery

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Vayu, Inc. and Stony Brook University , with support from the Madagascan government and backing from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), have completed the first ever series of long-range, fully autonomous drone flights transporting blood and stool samples from rural villages to centralized labs.

The exercise was undertaken to demonstrate how drones can be used to improve healthcare for vulnerable rural communities, where delivery of care is hampered by poor or non-existent roads. The samples were flown from villages in rural Madagascar to Stony Brook...


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