People are at the centre of our daily work. We use modern technologies and technical aids to provide our patients with the best possible care. But even state-of-the-art rescue helicopters and equipment are of little 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 by 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, comprises a highly sensitive infrared camera, optical sensors, a computer console in the cabin and a connected searchlight.
The newly developed Rega drone combines cutting-edge technology with Rega’s decades of experience in conducting search missions for missing, injured or ill persons. Even if the drone itself is unmanned and can fly autonomously, it still needs a well-trained drone crew, comprising an operator and a pilot, to coordinate the search with the various rescue teams and to deploy the drone efficiently.