5GQQpowered robots contribute to epidemic control in China

5GQQpowered robots contribute to epidemic control in China

It was not the first time 5G remote ultrasound technology had been used to treat novel coronavirus patients in China.

The 5G cloud intelligent robots developed by another telecommunication giant China Mobile and robot maker CloudMinds have been working in Hubei Province and other places, providing medical services such as remote care, body temperature tests, spraying disinfectants, cleaning and drug delivery.

A few minutes of cardiopulmonary ultrasound examination will produce up to 2GB of ultrasonic image data, with a high transmission speed and low latency.


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The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a notice that it would support the application of the Internet, big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence in areas such as epidemic monitoring, virus sources tracing, epidemic prevention and treatment.

The 5G smart medical innovation laboratory jointly established by Zhejiang Provincial Peoples Hospital, telecommunication giant China Telecom and tech giant Huawei, has provided technical support for the two cases.

Using a 5G-powered robot, doctors at a hospital in east Chinas Zhejiang Province conducted an ultrasound scan for a patient 700 km away in Wuhan, capital of central Chinas Hubei Province, the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to the Science and Technology Daily.

It was also not the first time 5G-powered robots have played a full role in Chinas epidemic prevention and control.

In line with the patients ultrasonic images transmitted back in real-time, two doctors, Peng Chengzhong and Ye Ruizhong of Zhejiang Provincial Peoples Hospital, operated a robotic arm via a 5G network that performed the ultrasound scan for a patient in a makeshift hospital in Wuhan.

The countrys first remote ultrasonic medical certificate was issued when Peng conducted an ultrasound scan for a suspected patient in a small city of Zhejiang on Feb. 2.