IoMT and 5G

5G brings technological solutions and innovations in all areas. In healthcare, where prevention and response time are critical, the 5G network brings disruption never seen before. Technological innovations make the work of healthcare professionals easier, gaining more time for patients, and reduces costs overall.

When it comes to IoMT devices, which represent 40% of the total IoT, the changes will be significant:  

  • More lives saved with 5G ambulances: Ambulances will increasingly be like mini emergency rooms, with more equipment and high-definition cameras that transmit data and images in real time to the hospital. Paramedics will be able to anticipate diagnoses and start treatments while still in transit;
  • Less invasive medicine: Results, diagnoses and treatments are faster and more certain with the help of artificial intelligence and by access to information from all over the world. Taking a medical exam will also be increasingly easier, with sensors that can be a small patch, an implant or even a smart pill that films and collects data;
  • Telemedicine: The growth in remote medicine will enable hospitals to better manage their teams and consultations. Both medical centres and patients gain access to the best specialists from anywhere in the world. In addition, IoMT devices are being used more often at home, such as wearables and biosensors, which allow instant sharing of medical data;
  • Remote surgeries: Transporting a patient to another country or bringing in an internationally renowned surgeon is no longer necessary. Surgeries are less invasive and more precise, which allows for better recovery times, giving hospitals the capacity to take in more patients and to do new surgeries;
  • Virtual reality to provide support or training: Using augmented or virtual reality, doctors are prepared earlier for all kinds of situations, which translates into more medical staff to attend to patients. Virtual reality also helps doctors get immediate and remote support from other specialists.