5G for Medical Emergencies
On September 30, the Yiwu Branch of China Unicom and the Municipal Medical Emergency Command Center launched a program for prehospital 5G medical emergency. It has already saved and will save many lives that were previously “too late to be rescued” with the time data transmission took between the ambulance and the emergency room.
Yao Jie, director of the Smart Livelihood Center of Jinhua Unicom, said that 5G has features such as low latency, high reliability, and large bandwidth which make real-time transmission of remote consultation and telemedicine data possible.
In the future, the ambulance technicians will transmit EKG and B-ultrasound images to the emergency room in real time through 5G technology so that the ER staff in the hospital can judge at once whether the patient has a myocardial infarction, stroke, severe trauma, or major bleeding. Then they will give instructions to the ambulance workers, who will thus take appropriate measures on the patient in question. In this way, 5G technology will save many lives. (By Jin Lu, translated by Zhang Jiajia, edited by Kendra Fiddler)