Liverpool technology hub given further £1.48m to explore 5G

利物浦5G 技术中心获148万英镑资助,探索移动医疗和社会保障的发展道路

2019-04-03 07:20:00 digitalhealth


A Liverpool-based 5G technology hub has received a further £1.48million to explore how the mobile network can improve health and social care. Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care already has a number of projects in place following a £3.5million grant last year, including a loneliness gaming and quiz app which connects people with learning disabilities. The Sensor City programme, made up of 11 organisations from Liverpool’s hospitals, council, universities and technology SMEs, received £0.94million in Government funding and £0.54million from consortium partners, bringing their total funding so far to £4.9million. The consortium of healthcare providers, researchers and businesses were tasked with looking at how fifth generation mobile technology can improve patient care. The funding has also contributed to 5G solutions to help people living with long-term conditions like diabetes and epilepsy in Liverpool’s Kensington area. Rosemary Kay, Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care project director, said the funding increase “gives us more time to explore the benefits of providing affordable 5G technology to people living in digitally deprived communities”. Jane Davies, Producer at CGA Simulation which developed the loneliness app, added: “Working with people with a learning disability from Kensington Community Learning Centre to develop the app has been a brilliant process. “We have been able to adapt the colours, font size and choice, language and contrast used in the game to better enable people with different conditions to use the app. It is now far more accessible and useable for this group.” Other technologies being trialled include: 5G is predicted to play a huge role in the future of healthcare, but the specifics of the technology are yet to be decided on. Experts have previously warned that poorly regulated 5G could pose “potentially catastrophic cyber threats” amid concerns tech giants like Huawei could pose a security threat. In the UK several companies are looking into the viability of 5G technology in the healthcare sector, including Internet of Things (IoT) company Pangea Connected who are working with Kingston University in London to develop a new 5G-enabled video streaming service that allows A&E doctors to triage patients before they arrive at hospital. Technology giant Ericsson has predicted 2020 to be the year 5G will be launched in healthcare.
总部位于利物浦的5G 技术中心又收到了148万英镑,以探索移动网络如何改善医疗和社会保障。 利物浦5G 健康和社会医疗在去年获得350万英镑的资助后,已经有了许多项目,其中包括一款连接学习障碍人群的孤独游戏和测验应用。 Sensor City 项目由来自利物浦医院、议会、大学和科技中小企业的11个组织组成,获得了94万英镑的政府资金和54万英镑的财团合作伙伴资金,使它们迄今的资金总额达到490万英镑。 由医疗保健提供者、研究人员和企业组成的联盟负责研究第五代移动技术如何改善病人护理。 该基金还为5G 解决方案做出了贡献,帮助利物浦肯辛顿地区患有糖尿病和癫痫等长期疾病的人。 利物浦5G 健康和社会保障项目总监 Rosemary Kay 表示,资金的增加“让我们有更多时间探索为生活在数字贫困社区的人们提供负担得起的5G 技术的好处”。 CGA Simulation 的制作者简•戴维斯( Jane Davies )补充道:“与肯辛顿社区学习中心( Kensington Community Learning Centre )有学习障碍的人合作开发这款应用程序是一个出色的过程。 “我们已经能够调整游戏中使用的颜色、字体大小和选择、语言和对比度,以更好地让条件不同的人使用该应用。现在,这对这个群体来说更容易获得和使用。” 其他正在试验的技术包括: 5G 预计将在未来的医疗保健中发挥巨大作用,但具体的技术还有待决定。 专家们此前警告称,监管不力的5G 可能构成“潜在的灾难性网络威胁”,因为人们担心华为等科技巨头可能构成安全威胁。 在英国,几家公司正在研究5G 技术在医疗保健领域的可行性,其中包括物联网公司 Pangei Connected ,该公司正与伦敦金斯顿大学合作开发一种新的5G 视频流媒体服务,使 A & E 医生能够在病人抵达医院之前对病人进行分流。 科技巨头爱立信( Ericsson )预测,到2020年,5G 将在医疗领域推出。