The 27th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine


The Japanese Society of Disaster Medicine was established in the wake of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995. Currently, it is an academic society consisting of about 5,000 members carrying out clinical and research activities intended to protect as many lives and health as possible from disasters.

Representative CEO of Swift Xi Inc. Hiro Matsushita, who takes great pride in the importance of disaster medicine and protecting people's safety, also attended the Seminar. This Seminar was chaired by Dr Satoru Beppu of the National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center. Swift

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Swift Xi's COO, Dr Nick Barua, and Director of Sales and Marketing Dep. Akinori Inoue presented the current state of drone utilization in Japan, an overview of advanced drones that are being developed, the use cases of drones in the field of disaster management and the ideal form of drone utilization. Dr Tomoyuki Nakanishi, President and CEO of T-ICU Co., Ltd., Presented the usefulness of Telemedicine and its utilization in a disaster management scenario.

It is expected that the field of drone utilization in Japan will make dramatic progress in the next 5 to 10 years. Still, large-scale disasters will not cease in the future, and it will be necessary to utilize drones at various disaster sites. The "safety" is indispensable for the effective use of drones. Given that the initiation drone license system will begin in the fall of this year, he emphasized the urgent need to train pilots and teams that can ensure safe operation and, importantly, prevent secondary disasters.

" we will continue to work closely with related local governments, medical organizations, etc., to promote research toward the practical application of various use cases of drones that protect people's lives in the event of a disaster", says Dr Nick Barua COO of Swift Xi Inc.

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