Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) recently hosted Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad at Digi’s 5GDP showcase in Langkawi. The Prime Minister witnessed a live demonstration of 5G-powered real-time medical data transfer between paramedics inside Malaysia’s first 5G connected ambulance and doctors at the Hospital Sultanah Maliha Langkawi.
The use case included the continuous streaming of patient data from paramedics when they arrive on an emergency scene, right up to delivering the patient to the hospital. This would help to create improved patient care experiences and better life-enhancing outcomes for patients.
Gigabytes of medical data can now be transferred quickly to multiple devices during emergencies. This development is key in enabling remote healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. It also demonstrates that healthcare can be accessed by all, even in hard to teach areas.
This showcase, done in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Collaborative Research In Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST), and ZTE, is part of Digi’s use case in the 5G Demonstration Project (5GDP), undertaken by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to facilitate, develop and foster 5G use cases in a live but controlled environment.