Another technology advancement could be very beneficial to those living in rural areas. Drones could potentially provide medical care and prescriptions to rural patients that do not have direct access to doctors and hospitals.
Successful drone use has already been demonstrated by big companies such as Amazon, but the transportation of medical supplies would have to be approved since preexisting regulations currently prohibit it. Many tests have already been completed without the use of actual medical supplies but researchers believe the next step is for government officials to push for this ban to be lifted. These drones would be very useful to bring both patient samples from clinics to where they can be tested or by bringing drugs to the patients in need. The article below provides more information on what has to be done first before this advancement could become a reality.