We’re happy to say that we’ve completed the telemedicine solution platform for our 5G Project!
All the pieces are in place: the 5G connectivity module, the cameras that’ll be used for in-ambulance video streaming, and the interfaces that show patient vital signs. All tied together by an algorithm that we’ve developed over the last year alongside Kingston University’s Professor Christos Politis and Dr Nada Phillip.
Last month, our 5G expert Dr Arslan Usman presented the project to an NHS Research Ethics Comittee, a board of over 30 doctors who examine projects to make sure they’re ethically solid and safe for patients. Winning their approval is a big step, and a sign of good faith.
The trials themselves will be Quality-of-Experience based. We’ll install the 5G telemedicine solution in a pool of ambulances provided by ambulance trusts around the country, then collect feedback from groups of participants who use or benefit from the solution in action.
And adult patients from 999 calls, who’ll receive the full benefits of the solution and give an authentic picture of how it’ll work during emergencies (they’ll be asked to give consent to having their medical data and live video to be streamed to a doctor)
Once we’ve collected feedback from each group, we’ll know if there are any final changes to be made that’ll make using the 5G telemedicine solution a better experience for patients and doctors alike.
And then… it’s launch time!