Leo A Daly proposes "drone-powered" hospitals in hurricane-prone areas
Engineering and architecture firm Leo A Daly has put forward plans to build drone-powered hospitals in hurricane-prone areas that could continue functioning during disastrous times.
After seeing how healthcare was disrupted in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, an architect at the firm named Eduardo Egea designed a concept hospital. The design features drone ports on the outside wall of each room, so that patients can obtain the supplies they need easily.
The concept hospital also presents a dock where drones can drop their cargo into a net, and it will slide through a valve and into a cabinet inside the patient rooms.