Mechanism For Drones Delivering The Medical First Aid Kits

Wan Mazlina Wan, Muhamad Syaiful Azrie, Adibah Shuib

Abstract


Transportation plays vital roles in lives. Its connections are associated with almost everything, from postal deliveries to multi-million cargo shipments. Currently, transportation of medical goods during critical need is limited to wheeled motor vehicles and manned aircrafts, which can be costly, slow, and sometimes impossible when emergency site is out of reach. Nowadays, drones revolutionise healthcare by transporting lifesaving medical supplies such as medical aids and blood. Unfortunately, with current technology, drone’s battery lifespan is a limitation that can hinder the delivery process. This paper describes our study that concerns with design of mechanism that prolongs drone’s battery life and offers effective delivery of medical first aids. The mechanism is attached to the drone and carries medical aids safely while decreasing the number of take-off and landing by deploying the kits from air to land (using parachute method). The main objective of this study is to design a mechanism that can carry and release the medical kit with care at the targeted area. Based on the results, the mechanism was proven to be able to carry and release medical first aids securely during flight and landing.


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drone; release mechanism; medical first aids kit; Arduino

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25292/atlr.v1i1.33

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