Drones aren’t just good for grocery deliveries and aerial photography – now they’re saving lives too
Technology has long been put to good use in diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries, but now innovation is changing the way we approach the earliest stages of an emergency.
There are two great examples in the current issue of Breakthrough Magazine, in which we profile businesses that are innovating in UK manufacturing and engineering. Reach and Rescue have developed a new type of pole that can aid in rescuing people from water without their helpers having to put themselves at extra risk. We also spoke to the man behind ASAP Water Crafts, who has produced a motorised personal craft that can save precious seconds during a rescue.
In our next issue, due out soon, you can read about the company that is tackling the huge problem of Noise Induced Hearing Loss. EAVE has developed the world’s first intelligent headset, combining effective hearing protection, smart communication and a highly accurate sound mapping data capability. There’s also a story about Tidi-Cable, whose products are taking on the perennial tripping hazard posed by trailing cables in the workplace.
Recently, the RNLI and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have been trialling the use of drones that can identify humans in distress. Following autonomous flight paths, the drones can relay information back to the human operators. This proactive technique could prove invaluable in the early spotting of casualties who may be unable to call for help.
Are you working on an innovation that could save lives, aid rescuers or prevent accidents or injuries? We’d love to hear about it – give us a call on 0800 772 0800 and your story could even appear in a future issue of Breakthrough Magazine.