Australians in remote communities in need of vital medical supplies may soon be able to receive them by drone, according to leading neurosurgeon Charles Teo.
Mr Teo is the ambassador for a new project to deliver supplies such as blood and organs by unmanned aerial vehicles to hard-to-reach areas.
Angel Drone is due to commence a trial of its service in rural New South Wales later this year.
“We chose that title [Angel Drone] because we believe that although drones have been used for industries such as mining and unfortunately war, it’s about time we utilised that technology for the betterment of mankind and the greater good,” he said.
The renowned neurosurgeon sees various uses for it in Australia but said regulation around drone use remained the final obstacle.