O2 ‘smart ambulance’ tests

9/18/2019

O2 has announced that it will provide connectivity for a ‘smart ambulance’ at trials taking place at Millbrook proving ground.

O2 ‘smart ambulance’ tests
O2 ‘smart ambulance’ tests
According to the company, the initiative will involve equipping a standard ambulance with devices in order to simulate 5G connectivity, transforming the vehicle into what it calls a “unique remote consultation room.”

The exercise will replicate an emergency call out, allowing paramedics to conduct patient checks, collect data, as well as communicate with consultants remotely using on-board equipment. The paramedics will also be able to diagnose patients, and recommend the appropriate treatment. 

Speaking of the trial, Derek McManus, COO at O2 said: “Healthcare is one of the areas set to benefit most from 5G technology, with faster, more effective treatment, and significant efficiency savings.

“That’s why we’re supporting the smart ambulance trials as part of the AutoAir 5G project, to accelerate the adoption of connected and self-driving technology and unlock the benefits of 5G for communities and businesses alike”.

O2 is partnering with a variety of providers on the project, including Samsung (devices), Visionable (video collaboration software) and Launchcloud (asset tracking and compliance check solutions).

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