The 5G demonstration included a showcase of a 5G-connected ambulance concept, provided by South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust.
The potential for 5G to transform online consultations and remote care may not be realised if it’s not made affordable for all patients, the report warned
Paramedics can perform an ultrasound using the robotic glove, while clinicians send signals over the 5G network using a control stick at the hospital.
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The testbeds and trials programme, announced in early 2018, has driven improved mobile connectivity in multiple industries, including healthcare.
Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care already has a number of projects in place following a £3.5m grant last year, including a loneliness gaming and quiz app.
The Livernerds Lab consists of two specialised areas; a smart room which simulates a hospital room, and a smart house which simulates a patient’s home.
In the UK several companies are looking into the viability of 5G technology in healthcare, but as with all new technology there are risks involved.
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During the February 7 visit she met two patients using 5G services to manage their long-term health conditions, including video calls and Safehouse sensors.
A Liverpool-based innovation centre has been awarded a £3.5 million grant to explore the opportunities afforded by 5G technology in health and social care.