People are at the centre of our daily work. We use modern technologies and technical aids in such a way that we achieve the optimum for our patients. But even the most modern rescue helicopters and aids are of no use without highly trained staff in the background. Cutting-edge technology can only bring added value to people in need if it is operated by specialists.
Every year, bad weather currently prevents around 600 people in Switzerland from receiving emergency assistance from the air. Rega wants to change this situation and in future help even more people in distress. It has therefore launched a series of measures that will enable its helicopters to also be able to fly in fog and falling snow.
Rega's IR/EOS multi-sensor search system is a high-tech device for searching for missing or injured persons that can be mounted on the Rega helicopter before a search flight. The system, which is operated by a specially trained operator, consists of a highly sensitive thermal imaging camera, optical sensors, a computer console in the cabin and a coupled searchlight.
The newly developed Rega drone combines the latest technology with Rega's decades of experience in searching for missing, injured or ill persons. Rega was able to contribute its decades of experience from countless search operations to the development of the drone system. Even if the drone itself is unmanned and flies automatically, a well-trained drone crew, consisting of an operator and a pilot, is required to coordinate the search with the various forces and use the drone sensibly.