Jedsy Delivers Life Saving Medical Supplies in Malawi
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby
Drone delivery company Jedsy is employing its innovative drone technology to serve countries like Malawi, which lack the infrastructure to receive necessary medical supplies.
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Jedsy delivers crucial, life-saving supplies, such as blood, medicines, and vaccines. The company’s first drone office in Malawi has been active since last year, with its team of seven building and operating Jedsy drones independently. The team is constantly expanding due to the increased demand for deliveries.
Jedsy’s delivery drones are able to complete what would normally be a 185 minute long delivery in only 34 minutes. The drones are on average 2.8x faster than ambulances and provide a cost savings of more than 50% compared to the current expenses for the Ministry of Health in Malawi.
With a patented loading and landing station, the Jedsy drone is the world’s first and only decentralized solution in the drone delivery market, able to land directly at a building as well as take off from it. This technology allows for deliveries to be made directly to a window or balcony, a considerable advantage over other drone delivery services which either drop packages or require an open space to land.
“The demand for fast, secure and reliable deliveries is becoming increasingly important in our fast-paced society,” said Jedsy CEO and founder Herbert Weirather. “Our approach at Jedsy is therefore always “Product is King” and “Customer first”. Therefore, our requirement for a delivery drone is to outperform the status quo. So we managed to develop an advanced delivery drone because we can land and charge directly at the building (for example at the window or balcony). This way, our customers don’t have to free their packages from trees because they landed there by parachute, and they don’t need a garden where the drone can land. Open the window and get the parcel out! Nothing more.”
The Jedsy team has set a goal of 50,000 deliveries in Malawi for 2022.
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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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