This video, shot from an Allsopp Helikite at an altitude of about 30 meters, demonstrates one of the potential uses of the Helikite (which I would have called a balloon). The Geography Department of Kings College in London has been experimenting with the device.
The website for the kite says it can be used for lifting radios, repeaters, antennas, cameras, and other sensors. At the Large Fire Conference in Missoula we saw something similar demonstrated by SkySentry StratoSpace Technologies.
The Tweet below shows the device being used in the UK on October 23.
@KCLGEOGRAPHY #kclfield BLOWN AWAY by the high tech equipment being used today at Heartwood pic.twitter.com/Mng3Z16h0k
— Matthew Holehouse (@mattyholehouse) October 23, 2014