Set to transform the emergency services in the UK, the 5G project uses 5G’s ultra-reliability and low latencies to keep ambulances connected while on the move. The solution combines our connectivity with resilient 5G video streaming tech, developed by our own Dr Arslan Usman under the supervision of two of Kingston University’s leading academics: Dr Christos Politis, Professor of Wireless Communications, and associate professor Dr Nada Philip, an expert in e-health. Doctors using it will be able to triage patients in real time before they arrive at hospital—saving both money and lives.
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust will play a key role in the research and development of the solution, helping us access ambulance services for trials and offering valuable advice from an end-user perspective.
Dr John Chang, Director of Research Enterprise and Innovation, is pleased to be adding Croydon Health Services’ expertise to the 5G Project. ‘Triage is a process where every second counts; even minor delays can be the difference between life and death,’ he said. ‘With reliable 5G connectivity and video that’s accurate to the millisecond, we’ll be able to diagnose patients in transit, advise ambulance crew on how best to treat patients, and prepare crucial on-site treatments ahead of time.’
And our own 5G healthcare expert, Dr Arslan Usman, sees the partnership as a big win for the 5G Project. ‘Croydon Health Services’ extensive knowledge and resources will be vital, especially now as we begin trialling the technology,’ commented Arslan. ‘And of course the solution is being built for the NHS, so having their feedback throughout the process will help us turn our research into the perfect product for them.’