Published:  01:40 AM, 10 September 2019

5G brings new opportunities to health sector

5G brings new opportunities to health sector

5G networks will serve as the foundation of a comprehensive emergency medical aid system consisting of connected ambulances and AI-supported applications like AR, VR, and drones.

Recently, the 5th Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day was held at Chengdu in China. This year's Innovation Day theme was "Innovation Enables Asia-Pacific Digitization". This new prospect of healthcare has emerged from information shown at the event on Innovation Day, said a press release.

When a patient boards a 5G-connected ambulance, the doctor can use the in-vehicle medical equipment to complete medical examinations like a blood test, ECG test, or a B-mode scan. At the same time, related information, such as scan images, medical signs, and medical records of the wounded can be sent to hospitals in real time, so that doctors can make emergency treatment plans and prepare for operations in a timely manner.

This will save more time for rescuing the wounded and increasing the rate of treatment success. More than 200 representatives from government, industry and academia of Asia-Pacific countries and regions got together to discuss innovative 5G technologies and applications, sustainable development, as well as technology, humanity and nature.

Speaking at the event, William Xu, Huawei Director of the Board and President of the Institute of Strategic Research said: "5G is arriving at the right time. More specifically, 5G can provide wide coverage, large bandwidth, and low latency on the basis of traditional connections. It can also provide slicing for different applications."

"This new feature makes it adaptable to a variety of complex industrial applications. With the advancement of 5G, there will be many 5G-enabled applications that will change the world. At the same time, 5G, AI, IoT and cloud are improving everyday life and nature, making the world a better place," he added.

5G will enable more applications in various industries, greatly improving efficiency and reducing cost. In addition to the applications shown at the event, visitors also experienced other innovative applications powered by 5G networks outside the venue. 5G is becoming a reality. Around the world, 35 carriers in 20 countries have launched 5G and 33 other countries have distributed 5G spectrum.

Since 2013, Huawei Innovation Day are being held in different cities, including London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Dubai, and São Paulo. Following the principles of openness, innovation, collaboration and shared success, Huawei is committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

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