High-speed Internet in medicine is now as necessary as electricity. The vast amount of video conferencing by doctors in these hospitals would not have been possible without low latency broadband. Low latency in milliseconds is an inherent quality of 5G and a very important requirement for quality video conferencing.
Videoconferences were held for mutual consultations with medical specialists located in other regions of the country
And simply for business communication of doctors in order to avoid cross-contamination. Since CT images were often discussed at such meetings, the requirements for image quality, and therefore for 5G communication networks, were very high.
Robots that have been used in COVID hospitals
In order to exclude contacts of medical personnel with patients, special medical robots were developed in the shortest possible time, mainly by re-equipping existing industrial and household models. These robots can be classified into several types.
The first type is robots that transport drugs, medical supplies and other light goods inside hospitals. They are equipped with a control module, video cameras and all the necessary sensors for autonomous movement. It is important that they have a connection to the hospital network, receiving assignments and reporting remotely. Since the number of robots in large hospitals can reach dozens, the hospital’s central control system dispatches and coordinates the movement of robots to improve the efficiency and speed of transportation.
AI-controlled autonomous temperature measurement systems have become widespread in China. They were installed in crowded places and at the entrance to enterprises and replaced inspectors with temperature measuring pistols . Such systems automatically determined the temperature and, through the facial recognition system in the cloud, issued the necessary instructions to medical workers.
But the most important thing happened in the field of diagnostics. Since the start of the pandemic, doctors on the front lines have gained more and more experience in diagnosing COVID-19 . They passed it on to colleagues via videoconferencing and reports, but this was not enough to effectively fight the pandemic, when the count went on for hours and minutes and speed was of vital importance.
All CT scans and reports were digitized and uploaded to a single digital platform in the cloud
All hospitals were connected with laptop test and pcs. This multi-agency cloud platform was built specifically to fight COVID-19 and also had a lot of computing power to work with AI algorithms. Using big data, AI was trained to accurately diagnose diseases from images. As a result, it now takes a few seconds after uploading a CT scan to the system to get a deciphered visual picture of what is happening and make an accurate and reasonable diagnosis!
And this is just the beginning.
The Chinese government, immediately after the country’s exit from strict quarantine, announced a policy for the development of “New Infrastructure”. This program includes seven main sectors of the economy for accelerated development with the help of the state.