Adoption of UAVs in Medical Applications Opportunities and Barriers in Saudi Arabia

Adoption of UAVs in Medical Applications Opportunities and Barriers in Saudi Arabia

Adoption of UAVs in Medical Applications Opportunities and Barriers in Saudi Arabia

Introduction

Adoption of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for medical application: Opportunities & Barriers

 

The survey aims to rank the barriers of adopting UAVs in medical applications. The data collected will be used to identify the key barriers and provide possible solutions to deploy the technology for medical purposes in KSA.

General Information

Gender

  • Male
  • Female

Age

20 or below

21-35

36-50

51 or more

 

Education level

High school or below

Bachelor

Master

Phd

 

Nationality

Saudi

Other…..

 

Employer Type

Government

Private Sector

Student

Retired

  • Other….

 

Housing type

Villa

Flat

Other…

 

Monthly Income (Saudi Riyals)

5000 or less

5001-12000

12001-20000

20001 or above

 

the barriers and opportunities from literature for using UAVs in medical applications

Adoption of UAVs in Medical Applications Opportunities and Barriers in Saudi Arabia

 

Information about UAVs usage in medical application

 

In your opinion, do you think there is an issue in transporting medical goods, including emergency blood supplies, vaccines, medicines, diagnostic samples, and organs?

  • Yes
  • No

 

To what level do you think the current UAVs regulations are safe for medical purposes?

Safe

Partially safe

Risky

Not aware

 

In your opinion, what is the success percentage of the current conventional transportation systems for medical application?. Success can be defined as delivering medical items on time.

  • 10%
  • 30%
  • 50%
  • 70% or more

 

What do you think the major use for UAVs in Saudi Arabia is?

Monitoring Agriculture lands

Traffic Surveillance

Military

Other…

 

To increase the utilization of the UAVs, what else do you think could be another efficient use?

Air Quality Measurements

Accessing Urban Area

Damage Assessment During Disaster

Improving Public Health

Other…

 

Do you think deploying UAVs for medical transportation purposes will help to reach underserve environment (hard-to-reach areas), and reduce the response time?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe

 

 

Ranking UAVs barriers in medical application

 

In your opinion, how would you rate the technical challenge (limited speed, carrying capacity, travelling range and battery life) for using UAVs on a scale of 1-5 where 5 represents extreme challenge while 1 represents no challenge?

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

 

In your opinion, how would you rate the operation and maintenance  challenge for using UAVs on a scale of 1-5 where 5 represents extreme challenge while 1 represents no challenge?

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

 

 

In your opinion, how would you rate the regulations and legality challenge for using UAVs on a scale of 1-5 where 5 represents extreme challenge while 1 represents no challenge?  (The most challenging barrier so far)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

 

In your opinion, how would you rate the public perception and acceptance challenge for using UAVs on a scale of 1-5 where 5 represents extreme challenge while 1 represents no challenge? (The second top challenging barrier)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

 

In your opinion, how would you rate psychological effect challenge (the effect on the people who have experience with drones for military) for using UAVs on a scale of 1-5 where 5 represents extreme challenge while 1 represents no challenge?

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

 

 

In your opinion, how would you rate the threat to privacy challenge (surveillance and privacy violating rights) for using UAVs on a scale of 1-5 where 5 represents extreme challenge while 1 represents no challenge? (one of the top challenging barrier)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

 

In your opinion, how would you rate the threat to security challenge (hacking and cyber-attacks) for using UAVs on a scale of 1-5 where 5 represents extreme challenge while 1 represents no challenge?

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

 

In your opinion, how would you rate the air traffic congestion challenge for using UAVs on a scale of 1-5 where 5 represents extreme challenge while 1 represents no challenge?

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

 

In your opinion, how would you rate the economical challenge for using UAVs on a scale of 1-5 where 5 represents extreme challenge while 1 represents no challenge?

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

 

In your opinion, how would you rate the environmental challenge (CO2 emission, harming wildlife and sound pollution) for using UAVs on a scale of 1-5 where 5 represents extreme challenge while 1 represents no challenge?

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1