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Drone Applications Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic—Towards Good Practices

Institute of Disaster Management, University of Public Service, H-1083 Budapest, Hungary
Academic Editor: Diego González-Aguilera
Drones 2022, 6(1), 15; https://doi.org/10.3390/drones6010015
Received: 25 November 2021 / Revised: 16 December 2021 / Accepted: 29 December 2021 / Published: 8 January 2022
Of the recent epidemics, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly severe, not only putting our health at risk, but also negatively affecting our daily lives. As there are no developed algorithms for the use of drones in epidemiological situations, it is ideal to analyze the experience gained on drones so far and outline the effective methods for future good practice. The author relies on a method of analyzing widely available open information, such as images and videos available on the Internet, reports from drone users, announcements by drone manufacturers and the contents of newspaper articles. Furthermore, the author has relied on the results of the relevant literature, as well as previous experience as a drone user and fire commander. The study reveals numerous possibilities associated with drone usage in epidemic related situations, but previous applications are based on previous experience gained during a non-epidemic situation, without developed algorithms. Applications can be divided into different types of groups: drones can collect data for management and provide information to the public, perform general or special logistical tasks to support health care and disinfect to reduce the risk of spreading the epidemic. View Full-Text
Keywords: drone; COVID-19; area surveillance; thermal camera; loudspeaker; disinfection drone; COVID-19; area surveillance; thermal camera; loudspeaker; disinfection
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