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Quirónsalud Málaga Hospital and Telefónica integrated 5G technology and AR

5g News - Published on Mon, 07 Oct 2019

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The Quirónsalud Málaga Hospital in Spain and Telefónica presented the first expert assistance system for medical interventions with integrated 5G technology and Augmented Reality as part of the IV Advanced Digestive Endoscopy Conference. The gathering becomes the first medical congress in the world in which the training medical sessions have been broadcast live with almost no latency and enabling doctors and attendees to interact thanks to 5G technology and AR. The groundbreaking nature of this year’s edition consists in the performance of seven digestive endoscopy surgeries with 5G technology and augmented reality by two world leaders in endoscopy. Dr Pedro Rosón Rodríguez, Head of the Digestive System Service of the Quirónsalud Málaga Hospital, who conducted the surgery from the Endoscopy Room at Quirónsalud Málaga, had the supervision and advice from Japan of Dr Katsumi Yamamoto, director of the Endoscopy Centre of Osaka Hospital.

Mercedes Fernández, Innovation Manager at Telefónica, points out that "the operations organised at this conference are just an example of the numerous practical applications that 5G can have in healthcare. Thanks to two key features of this technology – the low latency that allows transmission without delays and the ability to handle large video streams at high speed – it was possible to perform this intervention with the added value of doing so live and in real time with the interaction of doctors and attendees to provide solutions and ask questions about the clinical case that was undertaken”

Dr Pedro Rosón said that "The experience of previous years in organising innovative training courses in digestive endoscopy allows us this year to provide a global training course thanks to 5G technology, something that might seem science fiction but that we are making reality today. The use of 5G and augmented reality is, without doubt, what stands out in comparison with our previous editions and with any other standard medical workshops. We are therefore proud to keep and to continue offering an innovative training space with the live conducting of cases by specialists from Spain and abroad, with an emphasis on theory and reviewing the latest advances in interventional endoscopy".

The 5G technology provided by Telefónica has been key for two reasons. On the one hand, the capability it offers in transmitting 4K quality videos of endoscopy systems at high speed. On the other, for the minimising of delays thanks to the low latency of 5G that enabled tutoring from Japan and also enabled the 100 doctors and attendees to interact with the operation that Dr Rosón was conducting.

The videoconference used WebRTC and HTML5 technology meaning that only a web browser is required for the operation. This solution has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Málaga-based company, Linos Soluciones Informáticas S.L, specialising in the development of web solutions, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality.

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Mon, 07 Oct 2019
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