“Connected Ambulance: video calling with doctor”
About: Article which describes the newly developed 5G Connected Ambulances in the Netherlands. The 5G connection enables video consultation from the ambulance with doctors to prepare them for incoming patients and to guide the ambulance staff in treatment etc. The 5G connected ambulance also enables live transmission of ultrasound to the doctors at the hospital. The article also includes a demonstration video.
Publication date: 2023-02
“5G robotic glove could diagnose patients before they reach A&E”
About: Article about the testing of a new technology called robotic glove. This will be used by paramedics in the ambulance and the glove will be controlled by a physician in the hospital via a 5G network enabling the paramedic to perform an ultrasound. Video cameras in the ceiling will also stream live video to the hospital to make the exam of the patient easier.
Publication date: 2019-06-27
“In UK pilot, paramedics send ultrasounds, high-res videos en route to hospitals”
About: Article about a pilot study in Scotland where the aim was to investigate how telemedicine can be used en route to the hospital from rural parts of Scotland. The program was called SatCare and it enabled paramedics to send ultrasound scans together with a video summary of the patient’s condition. In this way the in-hospital doctors can prepare for the treatment and direct the paramedics to other hospitals if needed.
Publication date: 2017-11-13
Study performed in Scotland.
“Emergency Telemedicine Mobile Ultrasounds Using a 5G-Enabled Application: Development and Usability Study”
About: Study that investigates the use of a 5G application which enables streaming of audio, video and ultrasound transmission from the ambulance to a hospital.
Publication date: English
Study performed in Germany.
“SatCare: Remote Support for Ambulance Clinicians in Medical Emergencies”
About: An interventional study to evaluate if the transmission of video and ultrasound images to in-hospital doctors could save time and improve patient care. Ultrasound scans were taken in the ambulance and a video summary of the patient’s condition was recorded and sent to the hospital. En route to the hospital the ambulance staff received feedback from the consultant doctor.
Start date: 2017-12-01
End date: 2019-01-31
Study performed in Scotland.
“Real-Time Adaptation to Time-Varying Constraints for Medical Video Communications”
About: The goal of this paper is to provide methods for real-time end-to-end systems that dynamically adapt to time-varying channel states while maximizing the clinical video quality. The latter is expected to expedite the adoption of mHealth medical video communications in standard clinical practice by preserving the quality thresholds for remote diagnosis and decision making. The use of this in ambulances is discussed.
Publication date: 2017-07-12