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Drones4Refugees

Drones4Refugees

Construction and Engineering

Greece

Still operating

Launched in 2019

Competition

Competition

Rank

Rank

Track

Track

Innovate For Refugees Third Edition 2019

Finalist

Ideas Track




Competition

Innovate For Refugees Third Edition 2019: Ideas Track - Finalist

Description

Refugees undergo an immense physical and psychological stress struggling to reach a safer region, where they may be accepted and treated with care and understanding. Nevertheless, due to exhausting travelling, environment, nutrition and generally local conditions they continue to endure harm from diseases, fatigue and stress.
Even under extensive volunteering attempts, many people including young children are lost in the sea, or continue to suffer due to the living conditions.
In all these devastating stages of the refugees “journey”, including travelling, reaching the shore, and hosting in temporary camps or settlements,we propose a system of Unmanned Aerial Platforms and wearable sensors to monitor, search and rescue, protect, guide and even educate the people in need. Alleviation of a large number of problems is foreseen through the inclusion of the UAVs and sensors under the following rationale:
Search and rescue for detecting ships and survivors,
Aid search and rescue missions by providing coordinates and data,
Provide input on living quality in the hosting camps,
Health monitoring for people in need,
Provide transfer for health, first aid and other products to the people in need,
Help families stick together,
Support technologic education, from the refugees to the refugees,
Aid mitigating dangers from abrupt trends and disputes.

Founders

Panagiotis Partsinevelos

Panagiotis Partsinevelos

Professor, Technical University of Crete

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