AI in Healthcare May 27, 2020
Dave Pearson

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared North Carolina-based Novant Health to use unmanned aerial vehicles for transporting PPE and other medical supplies without human-to-human contact.

The four-state, 15-hospital system is tapping Zipline, a supplier of on-demand drone services, to get the goods in the hands of frontline healthcare workers during the COVID crisis.

In announcing the development, Novant says the drones will fly in Class-D controlled airspace, which is actively managed by the FAA, under a waiver the agency has granted.

North Carolina’s...

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2020-05-27T22:13:24-04:00