Community Report

Providing Access to Care for Remote Communities in British Columbia Through Drone Technology

LifeLabs is partnering with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia as part of their Drone Transport Initiative (DTI) in the Fraser Lake region in north-central British Columbia. This ground-breaking project tests the ability of drones to transport and deliver vital health care supplies and lab samples to and from hard-to-reach locations, including rural and First Nations communities. This pilot project is an important first step in determining the feasibility of leveraging drone-based transportation and technology to increase access to care across other locations in British Columbia and eventually elsewhere in Canada.