San Fran-based QuiQui testing out pharmacy deliveries by drone

We’ve read a lot of articles over the past few months about drones being used by businesses to transport goods around instead of relying on a regular old human beings. For normal deliveries from Amazon or your local pizza place using drones seems a little OTT, but now San Francisco-based company QuiQui (that’s pronounced quickie) is trialling drones that deliver important medications and prescriptions to customers at all hours of the day.

The drone trials will begin in the city’s Mission District later this year and customers only need to fork out $1 to have their pills dropped to them. And when we say dropped to them, we’re being quite literal. An accompanying app will alert customers when their medication is about 20 feet up in the air and they can confirm they’d like it to fall from the sky to their desired location.

QuiQui is hoping to raise even more funds to get a whole fleet of drones out in the wild to deliver potentially life-saving medication to patients as fast as possible.

Although it all may sound a little unnecessary and like something from Blade Runner, the deliveries could prove to save a lot of time, help those who are unable to get to their local pharmacy and even prevent medical emergencies.

Becca Caddy