5G enabled healthcare will aid in caring for patients and preparing for complex medical procedures.
FREMONT, CA: The rollout of 5G can transform healthcare delivery by boosting speed and capacity while reducing latency. Although still in its infancy, this network connectivity has big potential for healthcare. Implementation of 5G technology will accelerate the demand for various healthcare technologies like the Internet of Medical Things, AR/VR, artificial intelligence (AI), remote medical learning, and remote patient monitoring, to name some among them. Here is more about the promising aspects 5G in healthcare and how it can help health systems perform better.
As more healthcare organizations launch or expand their telehealth offerings, the high-quality video powered by 5G could help patients and providers achieve a quick, clear connection. This will require that 5G coverage, available both in remote areas and at the site of care delivery. 5G is also poised to benefit a widening network of Internet of Medical Things devices and other wearables used to operate remote patient monitoring. Such initiatives allow clinicians to keep tabs on vital signs, medication adherence, and personalized care.
When high-resolution rendering of spatial computes environments for AR is performed locally to a device, the graphic processing power is reduced due to the form factor. When edge computing systems can process the rendering on large GPUs and transmit the visual and audio to mobile devices, the device's resources' impact is mitigated. This new way of visual processing environments frees developers from the limitation of mobile processors and battery life concerns. This is easily possible with 5G.
5G antennas can connect more devices than 4G antennas. In-building 5G cellular networks, coupled with localized edge compute nodes, could allow medical operations to be conducted from virtually every device in a hospital using cellular. With this, more medical devices are becoming connected and will also be used in the hospital and homes. The transition of medical devices from hospitals to home healthcare dictates the standardization to a single communications type.