How 5G technology is driving evolution in healthcare


Picture shows from left Anne O’Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland and Professor Barry O’Reilly, Director of ASSERT at University College Cork, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


In August 2019, Vodafone partnered with the ASSERT centre (Application of the Science of Simulation to Education, Research and Medical Technology) in University College Cork, Ireland, to create the first 5G connected telemedicine and medical robotics training centre in the world. Its aim is to provide a test-bed facility for the MedTech sector, preparing devices for the roll-out of 5G

Here, Professor Barry O’Reilly, Director of ASSERT, discusses some of the innovations happening at ASSERT and the impact 5G could have on the evolution of healthcare.