Smart, mobile and powerful - Drones in epidemiology

Marco Maureira Velásquez, Swen Seebach, Pedro Torrejón

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    © 2019, Universidad Catolica del Norte. This article wants to study drones as a new dispositive of bio-surveillance. The extension and speed of the expansion of infective diseases in a globalised society in which local outbreaks can quickly affect society all over the world makes new forms of bio-surveillance necessary. We have discovered in drones a new biodispositive that despite providing new forms and techniques of control reshapes the lines between sick and healthy and between subjects of control and others. In order to analyse the new role of drones, the article will take a look into the past and reflect on the impact of drones in global bio-surveillance, evaluating the opportunities and risks of this new dispositive of power in the field of surveillance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)203-211
    JournalEstudios Atacamenos
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


    • Biosecurity
    • Dispositive
    • Drones
    • Epidemiology
    • Foucault
    • Syndromic surveillance


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