One of the best things about life on the road is the opportunity to meet new companies and new people stretching the boundaries of what drones can do for communities around the world. At the recent Commercial UAV Show in London, DRONELIFE had the opportunity to meet Helena Samsioe, CEO and Founder of Swedish based drone service provider GLOBHE. GLOBHE’s mission is to use drone technologies for delivery of perishable medical supplies and allow for disaster relief planning by the use of early, on the scene, drone photography.
There are two elements to the work that GLOBEHE provides: delivery of medical supplies in hard to reach areas, and capturing images that automatically trigger data used to determine key information such as road quality, flooding and the number of households in an affected area after a natural disaster. Both of these missions demonstrate the unique value that drones can provide. “Drones for good” is the philosohpy behind GLOBHE, it’s an idea that resonates. Helena and she and her company have been featured in the Forbes woman in Europe 50, and written up by the BBC. Her company has partnered with UNICEF and other international disaster relief service organizations to provide delivery or medical supplies as well as to access local conditions via a drone to allow the most effect relief planning.
Helena’s background and focus came from personal experience. Helena’s parents worked as doctors globally, and she had the chance to see first hand the challenges and opportunities that drone technologies can provide in Africa and Asia.
DroneLife: You have been doing this for a while now, both the delivery of medical supplies and doing disaster relief imagery. Where have you seen the biggest benefit for drone usage in these types of applications and why?
DroneLife: As we are now close to 2019, what do you anticipate as the next steps in the usage of drones in medical supplies and disaster relief planning?
In addition to services, GLOBEHE is working to productize the delivery of medical supplies and data insights and analysis.
GLOBEHE in partnership with diagnostics kit provider, HemoCue, are improving access to diagnostic services by delivering point of care testing devices by drones to hard to reach areas. The idea is that the product DRONEED provides a “delivery in a box” with regulatory information, customized roll-out plans, drones and flight Control System, cargo boxes with temperature monitoring, a UTM System, and test flights and training.
On the planning side, GLOBHE’s has created a subscription-based service named identifAI, which is a product and service that allows for custom object detection software via AI.
That also gives customers access to a global network of drone pilots, drone data collection, drone data analysis using AI and GIS, and drone data visualization to identify key insights.
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