drones

Credit: Swoop Aero

By Dean Koh 03:41 am June 23, 2020
Launched in 2017, Australia-based aeromedical logistics company Swoop Aero announced that it has closed a Series A funding round with returning investors Right Click Capital and Tempus Partners. The startup will use the latest eight figure sum capital injection to establish a presence in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), as well as expand its service offering across the medical logistics space. ...
By Piers Ford 08:04 am April 15, 2020
The UK Space Agency has joined the effort to support the NHS response to the coronavirus pandemic with the announcement of a £2.6 million fund for the development of hi-tech solutions to some of the most pressing challenges created by the crisis. The fund is a joint initiative with the European Space Agency (ESA) and aims to fund projects that address some of the NHS’s most urgent needs including...

Credit: Wingcopter

By Leontina Postelnicu 12:32 pm March 9, 2020
After securing funding from Singapore-based Corecam Capital Partners last December, Darmstadt-based manufacturer of eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) drones Wingcopter has announced that it landed further funding from the multi-family office. The amount was not publicly disclosed. WHAT THEY DO Wingcopter’s transport drones, developed for humanitarian and civil applications, have been...
By Dave Muoio 03:18 pm May 20, 2019
Easy access CME. The American Medical Association has launched an online continuing medical education (CME) tool for healthcare workers. The tool, called AMA Ed Hub, allows clinicians to earn, track and report CME credits across a range of topics and specialities, and includes content from sources like the JAMA Network’s JN Learning and the American College of Radiology. “The AMA is committed to...

Photo credit: Edgar Rojas Muñoz/Purdue University

By Laura Lovett 01:31 pm September 6, 2018
The military is now looking to augmented reality and drones as a new avenue for delivering expert care to patients in war zones.  Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new AR system consisting of an headset and a drone, which aims to let experienced doctors give more junior doctors working in the field instructions.  "The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into...
By Dave Muoio 01:29 pm July 30, 2018
Look to the skies. A recent report by Nesta, a global innovation foundation, conducted in collaboration with five UK cities suggests that no small number of regulatory and infrastructural obstacles stand in the way of medical drone deliveries in the country. While the technology could increase the testing speed and decrease costs for the UK’s National Health Service, the country would need to...
By Dave Muoio 02:27 pm October 9, 2017
Launchpad’s new arrivals. San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health has added eight new digital health startups to its 12-month program: Agathos, a care variation and cost measurement platform; Addicaid, a virtual addiction recovery program; Elemeno Health, virtual coach software for healthcare teams; Happy Couple, a daily relationship bonding app; Mentia, a therapeutic support...
By Dave Muoio 01:41 pm September 22, 2017
Swiss hospitals will soon have a self-coordinating drone courier network to deliver lab samples between facilities. Menlo Park, California-based Matternet’s newly announced autonomous drone logistics platform, Matternet Station, is smartphone-operated, delivers samples across urban settings within half an hour, and will be operational sometime next month, according to recent reporting from the...
By Tom Sullivan 02:45 pm July 31, 2017
Hospitals are planning to ramp up the use of robots in the next one to three years -- and the momentum will include clinical applications as well as automating simple tasks. “Robots can deliver value by automating manual and laborious tasks,” IDC Health Insights research director Mutaz Shegewi said. “But they will also be increasingly adopted for direct clinical applications and emergent use...