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5G Transformation: KT & SNUBH's Healthcare Breakthrough

Source: KT

5G healthcare integration: KT and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital Launch New Venture.

Why it matters: KT Corp (NYSE: KT) and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH) have launched a 5G converged medical service, marking a significant development in the healthcare industry.

The Key Points

  • This project, supported by South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT, includes three main elements: an autonomous mobile robot, 3D remote medical education, and a self-driving wheelchair.
  • The Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) aims to automate the transportation of critical hospital supplies, improve logistics and efficiency, and reduce the risk of infection.
  • The 3D Remote Medical Education Program is designed to enable medical personnel to remotely observe surgical procedures, improving the overall effectiveness of medical education.
  • The self-driving wheelchairs, equipped with automatic braking systems, are designed to prevent accidents during patient transfers.

The Big Picture: This initiative is a significant step toward integrating 5G technologies into healthcare.

It is part of South Korea's broader project to leverage the benefits of 5G communications, such as ultra-high speed, latency, and ultra-connectivity, across industries.

This initiative aims to improve productivity and worker safety.

The ongoing collaboration between KT and SNUBH seeks to improve patient services.