Lawmakers Enlist Power of Drones, AI, to Curb COVID Spread

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In the wake of surging COVID-19 cases following Thanksgiving gatherings, the Alabama State Senate recently adopted the Draganfly Smart Vital System and its related health safety protocols to help detect potential COVID-19 in government buildings and ensure the ongoing operation of government. 

“As the current pandemic continues, we are committed to provide a safe place for our staff and visitors to ensure there is no interruption in the work that needs to be done for the citizens of Alabama,” said Pat Harris, Secretary, Alabama State Senate. “We are confident that the implementation of Draganfly’s Vital Intelligence Technology will help to ensure an important layer to existing protocols that assist us in identifying and mitigating the risk of the spread of COVID-19.”

Draganfly’s American made and owned Smart Vital screening system and platform will provide comprehensive data to the Alabama State Senate that will enable those potentially at risk to receive an immediate COVID-19 test and will also include the number of people screened, number of elevated vital signs detected and the time it took for each screening.

Alabama State University in Montgomery has already been using Draganfly’s Vital Intelligence Smart Thermal + Vital screening and Social Distancing Awareness system across its campus, which measures real-time anonymous data, including contactless temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate readings. Since installation, the University has also seen significant increases in adherence to social distancing protocols.

Additionally, ASU uses Draganfly’s patented drone technology, coupled with a pathogen and virus sanitizer made by Varigard, to disinfect surfaces in its athletic stadiums and arenas. ASU President Dr. Quinton T. Ross has been a leader in ensuring his student, staff and faculty are safe during the pandemic. ASU was the first university to implement a COVID-19 safety protocol.

About Draganfly

Draganfly Inc. is the creator of quality, cutting-edge software and systems that revolutionize the way organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 22 years, Draganfly is an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer and technology developer serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, and mapping and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money and lives. The company’s chairman and CEO is Cameron Chell.

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