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Report highlights 5G’s healthcare potential

The Liverpool 5G Testbed and techUK have launched a joint report that highlights how 5G can support the transformation of future healthcare applications and services

The report draws on the experiences of the Liverpool 5G Testbed and makes six recommendations to Government on how best to realise 5G’s potential in health and social care:

It also discusses some of the potential healthcare applications for 5G including: enabling remote monitoring of patients via connected devices, remote surgery, and real-time remote guidance of paramedics at the scene of an emergency by clinicians.

The Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Testbed is made up of a consortium of organisations, which is exploring how 5G technology can be used to reduce the digital divide while measuring the impact on patient monitoring and support, and the management of loneliness in older adults.

Some of the applications, devices and digital content created as part of the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Testbed include:

Sophie Weston, programme manager for communications infrastructure, techUK said: “Great digital connectivity is crucial for the UK and is essential to enable the adoption of enhanced technologies and applications that can help create a more open digital economy that works for everyone. The enhancement that 5G can bring to sectors such a manufacturing, logistics, transport, and healthcare will revolutionise our lives.

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