5G Network Helps Emergency Medical Services

Together with the Verband Region Rhein-Neckar and the University Medical Centre in Mannheim, the Institute for Enterprise Systems (InES) of the University of Mannheim works on using the new 5G standard for cellular networks in Emergency Medical Services. The aim is to provide the emergency task forces with better diagnostic options at the site of the accident.

In order to implement the 5G standard for cellular networks in Emergency Medical Services, the project consortium of the Verband Region Rhein-Neckar (VRRN), the University Medical Centre in Mannheim and the University of Mannheim will receive financial support from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as announced.

The focus is on the 5G connection between the ambulance and the hospital. As part of the project, the latest innovative medical devices, such as a mobile CT scanner, will be tested. Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl and Dr. Christian Bartelt, computer scientists at the Institute for Enterprise Systems, are responsible for implementing cloud-based AI systems in emergency care. Such cloud-based AI systems are designed to support physicians in real-time so that they can directly contact a hospital while at the emergency scene and have better diagnostic options. The aim is to reduce the time until optimal treatment and thus improving the medical care of the patient.