About the Project
RettungsNetz 5G

All about the project and the project process

Schaubild zeigt die erhebliche Zeitersparnis durch Intelligente 5G-unterstützte Workflows, mobile Bildgebung und mobile Notfallrobotik. Die Sterblichkeit sinkt.

The Project

The power of 5G mobile technology is creating a wide range of new opportunities for faster and better emergency medical care. The project RettungsNetz-5G is designed to tap the potential and gradually deploy the new mobile communications standard as well as several associated technology innovations. This will enable mobile diagnostics and a much faster start to therapy for emergency medical conditions.

1. Project launch

With the start of the project (stage 1), a 5G-based mobile video and data unit will be set up in the rescue transport vehicle for early diagnosis of a stroke, with which specialists from a target hospital can be informed and called in for support. The data is processed on an analysis and decision-making platform that supports the best possible further care for the patient based on AI. This intelligently prepares and accelerates the subsequent course of care, ultimately improving prognosis and increasing the patient’s chance of survival.

2. Further acceleration

The second stage of the project addresses the further acceleration of diagnosis and therapy initiation in the event of stroke. For this purpose, a mobile cranial CT is installed in an ambulance, which is additionally alerted by the rescue control center in the event of a suspected stroke, so that a CT scan of the cranium can be performed immediately at the scene. With the help of 5G, the CT data volumes can now be transferred to the analysis and decision platform in real time and evaluated, so that therapy can already begin at the scene and vital time can thus be gained.

3. Deployment of 5G remotely controlled intervention robotics

In a third stage of the project, the use of 5G remotely controlled intervention robotics is being explored. This technology has great potential for emergency medical treatment of many conditions, including bleeding and vascular reopening, such as acute stroke.

Schaubild zeigt den Mehrwert von 5G: deutlich erhöhte Nutzerdichte führt zu mehr Netzstablität, hohe Übertragungsraten ermöglichen Live-Videos und CT-Bilddaten, Campusnetze mit Datenpriorisierung ermöglichen Prioisierung von Notfalldaten.


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