UAV SUPPORTING EPIDEMIC CONTROL!

Drones as the main tool for fighting Coronavirus in China. China uses unmanned aerial vehicles to disinfect public places, hospitals and for other purposes to fight the virus. Chinese state media has reported that robots and quadcopters are used to cut the risk of person to person transmission of the illness.

Drones help enforce quarantine. People can’t move across China. Officials are using drones to supervise the city and give orders to the locals. Some drones are equipped with thermal imaging cameras to detect those who have a fever. Drone as a must have tool for the law enforcement industry. Thanks to these devises, police officers can monitor the city, give commands to the locals without contacting them personally.

Drone help Disinfect the streets. Aerial and terrestrial drones have been noticed on streets. There were equipped with tanks and disinfected more than 50,000 square meters per hour. The government confessed that they started using drones for disease prevention.

What have DJI been doing?

Various use cases were reported by media that shows:

  • In more than 50 counties and cities in more than 18 provinces, drones are used for addressing safety information to passengers via loudspeaker, as well as to inspect unprotected gathering that could facilitate virus spread.
  • In more than 3000 villages, DJI Agras series were used to spray disinfectants that covers total 200 million sqm. Total flight time exceeds 4000 hours.

Application scenarios:

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The Agras series sprays disinfectants in streets and villages. The portable drones are used to guide crowd and vehicles gathered in places prone to infection. The drones with loudspeakers are used to address safety information to passengers. Larger drones are used to deliver medicines and groceries without human contact.

Advantages:

  • Ensure Safety. The spraying tasks can be carried out without sending people into the infected region, which helps avoid cross-infection.
  • Increase Efficiency. Up to 20 Liter per takeoff, the spraying efficiency can reach 180 mu per hour, covering ~120,000 sqm of area.
  • Lower Risk. Obstacle avoidance thanks to omnidirectional radar during automatic missions.
  • Traffic Control. Carry out patrols in key transport hub areas to minimize congestion.
  • Crowd Guidance. Patrol public areas such as streets, communities, villages to locate unprotected crowds, followed by vocal/onsite guidance.
  • Supervise and Broadcast. Supervise and guide the public to take preventive measures and protect themselves.
  • Education. Key information on personal sanitation, disinfection, self-protection etc. is shared repeatedly so everyone in the community understands and follows.
  • Delivery. Drones delivers packages without human contact during quarantine.

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