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IoT Technology Powers Drones for Medical Deliveries

Published: 19 Jul 2021 by

KORE has demonstrated innovative enablement of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity that allows Australian drone-powered logistics company Swoop Aero to transport COVID-19 vaccines to isolated areas.

Using medical drone logistics within the existing health supply chain enables better access to medical commodities with reduced human interaction.

Swoop Aero’s air logistics solution enables the reliable transport of medical commodities, including early pathology samples, diagnosis kits, antiretroviral therapy medication and vitamins across Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique as well as Australia, the United Kingdom and the Pacific.

“The ability to communicate reliably anywhere in the world, anytime, allows Swoop Aero to deploy a reliable, sustainable and scalable drone logistics network bridging the last mile and enabling equitable health access to anyone anywhere,” said Swoop Aero CEO Eric Peck. 

KORE also provides satellite and cellular redundancy and failover systems to ensure fleets of drones are consistently operational.

“I’m grateful every day that the IoT connectivity and solutions we provide are being used so that people in the remotest parts of the world are not forgotten or overlooked,” said KORE President and CEO Romil Bahl. 

“Medical caregivers rely heavily on Swoop Aero’s ability to consistently transport the medicine that doctors and nurses need to care for citizens living in remote locations. Failure is not an option.”

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