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Swiss hospitals will use drones to exchange lab samples

Hospitals in the Swiss city of Lugano have been testing the use of drones to transport lab samples.

Use of drones between two hospitals will be an everyday occurrence. According to the company Swiss Post.

Smartphone application will be used to fly drones.
along the predefined route to its destination, Lightweight medical samples makes delivery perfect use case for drones.Drone delivery in medical emergency also saves time.

These drones have a load capacity of up to 2 kg and can fly in a range of 20 km. Infrared sensors are used to guide their take-off and landings.
In the event of an emergency drones have built-in parachute to ensure safely.

Logistics company Swiss Post has operated more than 70 tests flights between the two hospitals. Regular service will be established by 2018.