HealthTech April 8, 2020
Brian T. Horowitz

The nimble tools deliver medical equipment and biospecimens to expedite critical care and lab work.

With their speed and maneuverability, drones have long captured attention for their potential to deliver shopping orders and photograph the world from above. But the machines can also serve a medical purpose by shuttling drugs, defibrillators and other equipment to emergency sites or care facilities.

Improvements in battery life, GPS navigation and artificial intelligence functions are making drones a more practical option in healthcare, says Dr. Daniel Kraft, faculty chair for medicine and neuroscience at Singularity University, an executive education program that also serves as a business incubator and consultancy service.

Energy is high: Research firm Global Market Insights forecasts the medical drones market, valued at $88 million in...

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