Faster and safer: US start-up proposes to use drones to disinfect stadiums

According tomedia reports, there is no doubt that it will take some time for big stadium-style events to be brought back to the public. However, once implemented, the grandstand may still need to be disinfected after each use. A U.S. company is trying to simplify the task with drones. The new system, developed by drone technology start-up EagleHawk, was recently demonstrated at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, where the company is based.

Faster and safer: US start-up proposes to use drones to disinfect stadiums

The system includes a remote-controlled cable eight-wing drone that sprays disinfectant spray through two nozzles mounted on a boom. These mists can float to the grandstand to cover all exposed surfaces.

The disinfectants, which have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Protection, can be used safely in people and can also be used effectively against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes new coronary pneumonia, according to reports.

EagleHawk points out that the system can disinfect larger areas in less time than manually. In addition, it has been accused of being cheaper and reducing the risk of infection that workers need.

So far, the company has received advice from several stadiums that plan to serve all sports teams in the area.