University of Maryland researchers recently reported an initial investigation of drone-based organ transportation as a potential pathway towards expanding the donor organ pool.
To monitor the organ, researchers developed new technologies that provided the real-time organ status using a wireless biosensor combined with an organ global positioning system. Fourteen drone organ missions were performed.
Temperatures remained stable and low (2.5 °C). Pressure changes (0.37–0.86 kPa) correlated with increased altitude. Drone travel was associated with less vibration (less than 0.5 ...Continue Reading →