How we're using drones to deliver blood and save lives | Keller Rinaudo

How we're using drones to deliver blood and save lives | Keller Rinaudo

Keller Rinaudo wants everyone on earth to have access to basic health care, no matter how hard it is to reach them. With his start-up Zipline, he has created the world’s first drone delivery system to operate at national scale, transporting blood and plasma to remote clinics in East Africa with a fleet of electric autonomous aircraft. Find out how Rinaudo and his team are working to transform health care logistics throughout the world — and inspiring the next generation of engineers along the way

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  1. Mindy Belt on August 7, 2022 at 8:00 pm


  2. Seven T on August 7, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    I think this is the latest update of the technology

  3. Hasan Choudhury on August 7, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Leapfrog technology for rapidly developing countries. Regards.

  4. 中原マリ on August 7, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Based Paul Kagame

  5. atulkumar sharma on August 7, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Truely speaking, we Indians deserve Nobel Prizes in Corruption many times over.

  6. Ei Mon Thinn Kyu on August 7, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    This talk is literally inspiring. Thank you.

  7. Martien Plasmeijer on August 7, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Talking about purpose and serving mankind

  8. varunthedoc on August 7, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Love the concept….all the best…will keep following zipline

  9. marklimbrick on August 7, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Of course this is amazing. I think you need to redefine what is ‘entrepreneurship’? The capitalist model of taking risk and taking profit for one individual or investors, over the rewards for those who get given the task of actually making the things?
    The children you so well describe getting the best seats for every launch and landing of the ‘air ambulance’, they are expressing a communal ownership of the investment outcomes. It is obvious you are sincere, but without care in defining a term that has been used to justify exploitation historically it leaves a feeling that somehow this success would not have happened without someone’s individual personal greed (which is what capitalism is in practice!) to motivate the innovation?

  10. 1littlelee on August 7, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    this is the o0lder system, they have a more advanced system now

  11. Ashutosh Thite on August 7, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    As an engineer, this is something I’d love to do, rather than sitting in a luxury office and coding for rich MNCs.

  12. ItsJustSharma on August 7, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Should have called it BloodLine

  13. Dennis Gentry on August 7, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Totally cool. This system also doesn’t depend on roads, which are frequently impassable during the rainy season.

  14. dedik purwanto on August 7, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    When it apply on middle east, the secenario would be: "A man succesfully saved after drone attack thanks to drone rescue."

  15. Faustin on August 7, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I live in Kigali and I have visited once this Zipline launch site. Everything work like magic. It’s truly amazing what these guys are doing!

  16. Cyphermunk on August 7, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    He’s wrong about "Entrepreneurship" being our solution. He’s forgetting that the Governments of those countries decided to invest and spend Taxpayer money on these contracts. Entrepreneurship is a key component but how is it solving problems in n America? Now everyone can be their own boss with the Uber app. Thanks! I highly recommend Anand Giridharadas to anyone who doubts this. He’s brilliant and he’s in the room with these people. What these guys are doing in Rawanda is Amazing! Like he said, they don’t have "Legacy Infrastructure" there that has to be overcome or coordinated with. But it is their Government’s that need to be applauded for using that money to innovate in ways that help those most in need. They could have used that money to renovate the capital city or give the richest in the country tax breaks! I’m sure there is some tired industry there that could use a "Bailout". Instead, they invested in the people. #HelloSomebody

  17. Jenepher Marie De Smet on August 7, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUUUL! Tears are coming down my cheeks right now as I look for any job I can contribute to you guys! <3

  18. Dearest Drew on August 7, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    this is absolutely incredible!

  19. Gabriela Sandonato on August 7, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    OMG! I´m a blood bank technician in Argentina, and I wish someday we could put into action such an amazing technology all over the country! absolutely amazing! congratulations!

  20. JC on August 7, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    if you are giving the rwanda govt so much credit why are you giving the presentation, the truth is you want the credit.

  21. Shubhankar Dasgupta on August 7, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    He is my competitor and my inspiration. I’m from India and studying PCM ( Physics-Chemistry-Mathematics & Computer Sci) for JEE Mains & Advanced for having a well-paid job if I study hard and grow faster from IIT’s or any other established tech institute. Studying by self the Commerce and laws to understand the problems I’m gonna face to start this initiative.
    Firstly, by buying houses and renting them will increase my capital power and then fund on this for optimal assurance to withstand the initiative within in India and then most of the world and vice versa. See you in future…

  22. Polvy Stories on August 7, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    This is so amazing! God bless you!

  23. Bearing My Seoul on August 7, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    This is super impressive! Kudos to Zipline. I hope they inspire more innovation on the continent. 🙂

  24. Newton Nyirenda on August 7, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Absolutely life changing!!

  25. hansen khornelius on August 7, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    I think, Papua, Indonesia need this kind of things

  26. MrTimetravler on August 7, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    This is so cool!!!how can I get a job over there!!!!

  27. MrCarlRobinson on August 7, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    These have so many other possible uses too! Fitted with thermal imaging it could be programmed to do search and rescue location or look out for the start of wildfires.

  28. --------------- on August 7, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    How do the drones handle rough weather ?

  29. pandarama67 on August 7, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Using blood for transfusion is a dangerous thing and a medical racket. There are blood substitutes that work just fine. The problem is there not nearly as profitable but of course don’t carry the dangers of using real blood from strangers. Blood substitutes are not a new technology they just don’t make the money as real blood.

  30. Samuele Lanzanova on August 7, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Truly inspiring

  31. atulkumar sharma on August 7, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    It is very much needed in India,too, but the politicians in collusion with bureaucrats demand huge sums of money from service providers.This makes it impossible to introduce such lifesaving services unless the service provider also is in collusion with them.

  32. Papuav on August 7, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    at 14:38 , I almost cry.

  33. Yaiphaba Nahakpam on August 7, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Using technology for better causes thanks to zipline… Hat’s off to Rwanda…

  34. Sam Njoki on August 7, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    This has to be the most inspiring and intriguing thing i have watched …
    "Entrepreneurship is the only force that has lifted millions of people out of poverty"
    Looking forward to your expansion in Kenya

  35. MassDynamic on August 7, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    not gonna be as easy in cities with gigantic skyscrapers…

  36. David Dettrick on August 7, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Hopefully this great project will manage noise from drones, particularly near drone hubs. Also thought "market disruption" referred to illegally entering a market (eg ride sharing disrupting poor old licenced taxi drivers who paid $ for licences), rather than merely providing new technology. Engineers provide new technology everyday, with no market disruption required. Looks like the project has the highest levels of government approval to me, good work Zip.

  37. AV dE on August 7, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: limitations are what lead to innovations. And I think Zipline is the perfect example of that, these guys are doing incredible work.

  38. Murat Necip Arcan on August 7, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Let me show you what I can do with my launcher – (Whoaa!)

  39. LimeadeYuri on August 7, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    this might be my favorite TED talk

  40. Marck M on August 7, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    One of the most impressive group of inventors and entrepreneurs!!

  41. Diego Fung on August 7, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    It’s like just in Time manufacturing
    You use it when you need it

  42. caro baez on August 7, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    alo lindo video deseo que prosigan haciendo este metarial¡¡¡!!! Voy a seguir mirando sus creaciones. Les envio un beso nos estamos viendo ❤️👍🏽

  43. Nawal Mohamed on August 7, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    beauty and brains! can i use that for a man? this is great work. what an innovation!!!

  44. Johan Swart on August 7, 2022 at 8:51 pm


  45. JC on August 7, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    the black ppl in the audience don’t seem impressed, haha.

  46. English on August 7, 2022 at 8:53 pm


  47. One Rider on August 7, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    I love the look in his eyes as he speaks about it. He knows he’s involved in something important…and digs it.

  48. Rooney Elkish on August 7, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Bring this to Libya please we need it

  49. johnny llooddte on August 7, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    ahahahha we work in afrikka..youre insane

  50. Alh. Abdul on August 7, 2022 at 8:56 pm


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