A new communication mode among hospitals seems to have been inaugurated in Switzerland, starting in early 2018 and it consists of using drones to transport blood samples rather than biological samples. The system was developed by Matternet, a company headquartered in Menlo Park, California, which this year, in March, has obtained regular licenses from the Swiss authorities to fly in densely populated areas with its medical drones. The system goal is to facilitate the hospital material exchanging (blood samples and biological samples) between the various health facilities operating in Switzerland, reducing and optimizing transport times, currently carried out using traditional methods. This system is very innovative, as well as simple to install and to monitor and it is usually implanted on the roofs of the structures through special platforms where the drone can take off and land. Some characteristics of the aircraft are certainly the load capacity (with appropriate anti-collision sensors) of about 2 kilograms, the maximum distance of almost 20 kilometers, covered at a speed of 70 kilometers per hour, which is variable depending on weather conditions as well.


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