By VERIZON WIRELESS TEAM
You might not know it yet, but there’s a revolution coming
While digitization has driven innovation across the healthcare sector, the advent of 5G is set to spark a fourth industrial revolution.
3G and 4G networks enabled large-scale change and rapid
modernization. However, 5G delivers what these networks could not: blazing
speeds and ultra-low latencies that permit enormous data transfers between
devices in near-real time. That means that technologies like artificial
intelligence, machine learning and augmented reality will be capable of
transforming the industry as we know it.
Whether it’s strengthening telemedicine connections, implementing new teaching methods at medical school, or connecting large hospitals and clinics, see how 5G-powered technologies will open the door for innovation in healthcare.
5G has the potential to power breakthroughs in telemedicine. Already predicted by a Market Research Future study to grow 16.5% between 2017 and 2023, telemedicine industry expansion will be bolstered by burgeoning 5G infrastructure. With mobile networks that can deliver the speed required for high-quality video, 5G will expand access to telemedicine that delivers much-needed care where it couldn’t be found before.
Likewise, 5G will change the way we provide care for patients in person. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg recently delivered the keynote speech at CES 2019. Among the guests he invited onstage to discuss the future of 5G was Dr. Christopher Morley, Co-Founder of MediVis. Morley discussed the potential for augmented reality and artificial intelligence technologies to advance surgical visualization capabilities.
In one demonstration, Morley evidenced how, rather than having to base their procedures off of static 2D imaging data, brain surgeons can don next-generation visualization equipment supported by 5G connectivity. While wearing these devices, the surgeons can use holographic visualization to drastically enhance their decision-making in the operating room, with actionable imaging data accessible at speeds previously unheard of.
Meanwhile, down the hospital