This Drone Could Speed Up Patient Care

Apr 02, 2017 at 8:47 PM ET

A new drone promises to be a game changer in Switzerland. Swiss Post’s drone will deliver or pick up lab samples between two hospitals in the city of Lugano. The autonomous device is launched by an app and then flies on a predestined route. The device can carry just over four pounds and reach speeds of 22 mph. The hospitals previously transported these packages by road but the drones will be faster and help speed up patient care. The drone has been approved for a 2018 launch.