UC professors partner to create telehealth drone

aerial drone

Four inventors at the University of Cincinnati have created a telehealth drone that can fly right into patients’ homes.

Officials say the device could help improve access to medical services regardless of location. For instance, more than 1 billion people live off dirt roads, which can limit access to doctors, pharmacies or hospitals.

The semi-autonomous drone, officials say, features cameras and a display screen so health care professionals can communicate with patients on the other end. It also carries a waterproof box to deliver medical supplies or collect self-administered lab tests.

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Story excerpt provided by Cincy Inno.

Written by Meg Garner.

Originally published March 19, 2021.

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