“Pandemic drone” could help detect infections in crowds

New Atlas | Mar 27, 2020 at 12:24 AM
  • If you see a drone fly by in the future, it could be looking for evidence of COVID-19.
  • The University of South Australia (UniSA) and Canada-based drone technology specialist Draganfly Inc have teamed up to develop a “pandemic drone” platform that uses special sensors and computer vision to find people with infectious respiratory diseases.
  • The new drone is capable of monitoring someone’s temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate.