5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – March 16, 2020

Using beacons and mobile apps, the Wayfindr system relays verbal instructions to users via headphones. Environmental sound is utilized to navigate unfamiliar areas with up-to-the-second information.

Here’s this week’s rundown of the top 5 stories of 5G news about emerging and innovative technologies. To follow the series, check back here every week and look out for #5Gin5 posts from @Facesof5G.

  1. 5G-Powered Coronavirus Care— Amid the global COVID-19 outbreak, 5G is helping to enhance patient care in a Chinese hospital. Service robots and connected devices “offer exhausted human health care workers relief as they care for coronavirus patients nonstop”. Read more here.
  2. Ambulances Connected by 5G— Improved connectivity from 5G and other technology will allow connected ambulances to better equip 911 dispatchers and care centers to be prepared for a patient in transit. “The technology, supporters say, will vastly improve patient treatment by allowing for even greater use of data and video and sci-fi technologies that rely on it,” says Jennifer Baljko of Fortune. Read more here.
  3. Wearables Seeking New Heights with 5G— Innovative 5G technology, with the help of edge computing, is sculpting the future of industry solutions. AR smart glasses and mobile working tools are all the future of what’s to come as “5G bring[s] theiruse-cases closer to reality”. Read more here.
  4. Jobs in the 5G Era—5G is going to change how we work. An article from Tech Republic suggests learning about 5G to prepare for the future and how it could impact you. One potential change on the horizon: “Take for example an automotive dealership: The mechanics there may start using AR goggles to help with repairs—now IT has to learn to support the actual goggles and the 5G cellular network they’re connected to.” Read more here.
  5. Ireland’s First 5G Connected Stadium— The Aviva Stadium will be Ireland’s first 5G enhanced stadium, which will bring new connectivity to the soccer world. Martin Murphy, CEO of Aviva Stadium,says, “The Aviva represents both national and international football and rugby and our goal as always is to ensure we have a strong technical and financial solution for connectivity, both now and into the future.”
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