The team behind the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care project has picked up a national award in London.
Telecommunications companies Blu Wireless and Broadway Partners were awarded ‘The most significant vertical sector deployment by a vendor’ title at the prestigious 5G Realised event, for their involvement with the project.
Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care was the first 5G supported health trial of its kind in Europe, establishing a 5G mmWave network to support much needed health technologies in a digitally deprived neighbourhood.
Andrew Miles, Liverpool 5G technical lead, said: “Developments in spectrum management, regulation, 5G NR and mmWave equipment, mean we can combine a broad mix of technologies for our new Liverpool 5G Create project.”
He added: “We’re bringing together user services designed specifically for health and social care practitioners, new fibre infrastructure, the latest multi-gigabit mmWave mesh distribution technology from Blu Wireless, internet service providers Broadway Partners, a 5G small cell network from Telet Research and Liverpool’s award winning healthcare cloud services provider, AIMES.”
Last month, Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care received an extra £4.3 million in funding to help support the development of tech-enabled care and reduce digital poverty for vulnerable people in need.
5G technology will be used to support a medical grade device to manage and monitor health conditions remotely, an app that teaches anxiety reduction techniques, a remote GP triaging service, wound care and management and sensor technology. The project will run until 2022.
Rosemary Kay, Liverpool 5G’s Project Director, said: “Recognition of our work so far encourages our team to continue providing life-changing health and social care technologies for the city. We’re excited by the range of 5G-supported technologies we’re able to bring to digitally deprived parts of Liverpool as part of our new project.”