On Thursday 1st of September Future Needs attended an expert meeting with medical and aviation partners and an open day for the public in the MAHHL Region. The vision of SAFIR-Med project is to demonstrate ways to achieve safe, sustainable, socially accepted and socially beneficial urban air mobility which will contribute to the EU healthcare system, by ensuring that future generations will continue to democratically have access to the best cure and care.
The first part of the event took place in Aachen’s City Hall, where technical partners had the chance to present their achievements within the project and experts of the medical and aviation field addressed the challenges and the opportunities underlied in the medical urban air mobility.
Future Needs represented by Anastasia Bafouni-Kotta and John Kitsos had the chance to address the increasingly important role of social aspects and human factors as challenges in the implementation of the U-space with their presentation at the last talk of the morning session.
The second part of the event took place in RWTH University Hospital where partners had the chance to showcase their work in their respective booths, interact with the public and attend an expert panel discussion about the fast and reliable transport of urgently needed medical goods.
In SAFIR-Med, Future Needs is working on the societal aspect of the project. Future Needs prepares and conducts the Human Performance Assessment during the demonstrations and is leading the development of UAM Smart City Indicators framework along with the Communication and Dissemination of the whole project. Finally, Future Needs acts as a Sustainability manager in the project and is in charge of the research ethics and data protection of the project.