The first ambulance equipped with 5G telecommunications was put into operation to supply villages that were difficult to reach. China Mobile, together with the University Hospital of Tongji University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, has developed an ambulance equipped with a 5G mobile network and augmented reality modules for remote diagnosis. In the vehicle there is a small team of doctors operating the diagnostic equipment. The data is transmitted via the cloud to a specialist in a municipal hospital, who makes the diagnoses and decides whether the patient has to go to the hospital or can be treated on site. In a first village, dozens of people have already been examined for eye diseases, and doctors from Tongji University Hospital diagnosed patients 400 km away live via a 5G network.
The project is part of the Precise Poverty Reduction Strategy of Hubei Province.
Xinhua news, July 30, 2019