The project "5G4Healthcare"


The aim of the project is to explore the feasibility, opportunities and limitations of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare through 5G technology and to derive recommendations for scalable solutions. The use of 5G technology will be designed, implemented as a model and evaluated in selected use cases and key topics (healthcare logistics, integrated care, etc.). Among other things, the potential of automation and robotics in healthcare will be intensively examined. It will be investigated in which application cases the greatest economic effects can be achieved and nursing staff can be relieved.


Methods and resources in the project 5G4Healthcare

The objectives of the project 5G4Healthcare are realized by means of a modular set of methods and distributed among the work packages in the project process. In addition to the overall project management, there are sub-projects for the testbed at the health and medical technology campus of the Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden as well as for the Living Lab at Weiden hospital and a mobile Living Lab. In summary, the sub-projects of the physical network structure represent the methodological framework which the use cases / scenarios as well as the associated workstreams can be assigned.


5G as a catalyst for digitalization in healthcare

5G technologies will optimize communication in areas such as telemonitoring oder telemedicine and, in combination with other elements of digitalization in healthcare, will fundamentally change the way in which healthcare is delivered in the 21st century. 5G applications in healthcare must meet essential requirements such as reliability, availability and security for rapid and high-volume data transmission. Against the background of the characteristics and advantages of 5G technology, a large number of exemplary applications and fields of application are conceivable, which benefit greatly from the potential of 5G.

The following scenarios are examples of how 5G technologies are changing future healthcare. 5G enables the continuously increasing requirements of digital applications in terms of capacity, bandwidth, availability and latency, which are prioritized differently depending on the application. Essentially, three application performance indicators can be distinguished in which 5G can be used: eMBB, mMTC and uRLLC.