GUWAHATI, April 9 - Guwahati-based start-up Drones Tech Lab, incubated by IIM Calcutta and recognised by Assam Start-Up, has come up with specialised drones to help the State government in containment of the Covid-19 pandemic in the State.
Drones Tech Lab, a unit of RC Hobbytech Solutions Private Limited, was established in 2014. They have expertise in designing and integrating drones for surveillance, industrial inspection, aerial survey and smart city mapping. The brand develops and deploys customised drones to meet the multifarious needs of people concerned.
As remotely piloted devices, drones are naturally effective at minimising human interactions which is crucial at situations such as the prevailing one. Drones Tech Lab advisor Ruchika Kuthari said drones are designed to help in spraying disinfectants in a large area, monitoring public for crowd control and delivering medicines, among other purposes.
Last week the start-up had presented solutions to the State authorities with its services to help fight against the virus, especially in the current lockdown situation where mobility of resources is constrained and need to monitor and contain the spread is high.
The start-up is a system integrator in the unmanned surveillance domain. It designs solutions by identifying and integrating the best in class hardware, software, data analysis systems and provides customised geospatial solutions through unmanned systems with speed, accuracy, innovation and a resilient service ethic.
�This homegrown start-up has designed handy and useful solutions for the State administration. It will help in improving awareness, delivery of essential items, lockdown enforcement and social distancing among others. Since it is locally based, ease and access is another given advantage in current times besides the commitment to serve and help,� Kuthari said.
The start-up has experience in working with various state governments and corporate sector entities of the country to eliminate vector-borne diseases like dengue in the last many years and other assignments. �It worked with the Government of West Bengal in eliminating dengue last year,� Kuthari said. She added that the specially designed drone will not only help during the lockdown, but will also be able to assist the administration after the lockdown.
Civic or municipality bodies can also use it to spray disinfectants on a large scale.