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Transplant organ delivered for the first time by drone

The University of Maryland and their School of Medicine counterpart devised and developed a custom built drone which would become the first unmanned aerial system of its kind to deliver a transplant organ. Due to the importance of transplant organs, the drone has been created with a backup power distributor, dual batteries, backup propellors and even a parachute system to ensure that whatever happens in an emergency, the drone is able to maintain and monitor the human organ.  “We built in a lot of redundancies, because we want to do everything possible to protect the payload,” said Anthony Pucciarella, director of operations at the UMD UAS Test Site. The process was devised with simply everything in the mind. The drone was developed with temperature, barometric pressure, GP

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