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09.18.2014

5 COMPANIES TO WATCH IN THE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SECTOR

1. MATTERNET

This innovative startup with a philanthropic edge is testing a drone based delivery network in Bhutan to support the healthcare for residents of rural villages who cant access health services due to the paucity of infrastructure and the terrain.

Matternet Website

2. DRONECAST

Currently they specialise in the delivery of advertising via drones but they are trying to fund their latest venture on Kickstarter.  This new venture is utilising UAVs to assist people who have heart attacks by dropping off a Automatic External Defibrillator in the vicinity of the patient and allerting good samaritans via message on their smart phone to respond all the while coodinating emergency services response to the scene.

Dronecast Website

3. TERRAVION

Their UAV systems provide imagery to assist in making agricultural decisions to improve the profitability and quality of agricultural operations.

Terravion Website

4. SKY MAIL

Plans to allow shipping of small items via UAV from door to door within cities of 30 minutes or less. Skymail is claiming that drone delivery of takeaway restaurant meals could save up to 70% of the current traditional delivery costs.

Skymail Website

5. PRECISION HAWK

Manufactures air vehicles and ground station equipment along with development of user friendly tools that provide clients with the ability to consistently collect and process high quality data. They provide geospatial services for a huge range of industries.

Precision Hawk

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