12/17/18 One page article in the UMaine Today, 2018 Engineering Special Edition. This article titled “Student innovation has the potential to improve search and rescue efforts” highlights a project by UMaine student and DEEMI volunteer Dakota Sudbeck, and his UMaine student partner Dan Sclabig. The article explains their efforts using UAV photos of a person to create 3D model and then estimate the person’s body weight. This is critical information for early assessment of a victim allowing for better interventions medically. DEEMI board member and co-founder Dr. Robert Bowie advised the pair of students throughout.
08/01/18 DEEMI co-founder Dr. Robert Bowie, was interviewed by Eastern Maine Healthcare System’s PATHWAYS media channel for this informative article and video titled “WHEN EVERY MINUTE COUNTS – Doctors, students, and search and rescue volunteers join forces to make better drones that can save lives“, explaining DEEMI’s role in Search & Rescue and in our relationship with University of Maine biomedical students to develop new ways to remotely assess patients found in the field using our UAVs (drones), and then deliver needed medication, supplies and more! (also see article and video here)
04/30/18 Special TV video segment and article about Maine Survival – Part 1 of 2. Maine Warden Lt. Kevin Adam and DEEMI’s Chief UAS pilot Vinal Applebee and others were interviewed and provided commentary in this informative article and video by Zach Warren. (WABI-TV5
04/17/18 At UMaine Student Symposium Article and video on Maine Projects to Better Maine by Nit-Noi Ricker. (DEEMI — Fox22/ABC7)
04/17/18 Interviewed for this article ‘Search for man lost in Kenduskeag expands to other towns’ – Peter Manuel. (story in Bangor Daily News by Callie Ferguson)
02/24/18 Drones that reconstruct accidents, monitor crops could put 800 Mainers to work. (story and video in Bangor Daily News)
02/20/18 Article and video – What it’s like to be the first called when someone goes missing in Maine waters. (VIDEO here) Maine Marine Patrol by Daily News)
07/24/16 – Chief UAS pilot Vinal Applebee had the opportunity to explain to WABI-TV5’s Zachary Warren in this revealing video how drones are becoming an important asset in Search and Rescue operations.
09/23/15 Ellsworth pilot, 85, donates plane to Maine search and rescue group Article pdf (Dawn Gagnon, Bangor Daily News)
07/25/15 – Super great article by Renee Morad on OZY.com titled “LOST? SEND IN THE DRONES AND ROBOTS!“ The article is at https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/lost-send-in-the-drones-and-robots/60593 and a pdf of it is here.
12/06/13 DEEMI’s Justin Faloon and Rick Emery save a life on Thanksgiving Day in convienient store parking lot See BangorDailyNews article and video. (Bangor)