RigiTech begins medical transport service in Catalonia

RigiTech has announced that, in partnership with the Barcelona Drone Centre, its Eiger drones have begun the initial phase of a medical transport service. This service facilitates deliveries between hospitals in Catalonia, Spain.

RigiTech recently demonstrated the Eiger drone’s beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) capabilities in enhancing medical logistics, emergency response, and clinical applications at an event attended by the Minister of Health, Manel Balcells. The demonstration was conducted in collaboration with the TIC Salut Social Foundation, the Centre for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CTTI), Barcelona Drone Centre, and the Olot and Garrotxa Regional Hospital Foundation.

The demonstration featured a successful flight from the Basic Health Area (ABS) of Vall d’en Bas to Olot Hospital. The Eiger drone reduced transport time by 60 percent, completing the journey in seven minutes. The flight also reduced the delivery’s carbon footprint compared to traditional ground transportation.

In the coming months, RigiTech’s drones will be deployed in further evaluation tests throughout Catalonia. These tests will focus on the transportation of biological samples, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment between healthcare centres, particularly in rural areas. 

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