A pilot scheme run by the Łódź University of Technology, Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson and the National Institute of Telecommunications will simulate a 20,000 citizen-large intelligent town on the university’s campus.
“The pilot scheme will also help develop e-health services and the Internet of Things,” said the head of the Telecommunications Department at the Łódź University of Technology professor Sławomir Hausman, adding that “three parts of the campus can be compared in size to a 20,000 citizen-large town because that’s how many students and staff we’ve got. That’s a good model for testing the complex solutions of an intelligent city and other services provided by 5G.”
In the pilot scheme, the Internet of Things and broadband 5G services will help look after people with disabilities.
“Such a system of care could monitor physiological parameters, blood pressure and cardiac activity. A small sensor placed on a person’s body can transmit data directly to a cloud via a 5G network where they will be analysed by a system using artificial intelligence algorithms. We are talking about immediate diagnosis here and swift detection of health conditions that require immediate attention,” said Professor Hausman.
The scientist also said that the technology will enable 24/7 monitoring and care of elderly people.
“Another planned 5G scheme is the modernisation of a support programme for blind people,” said Professor Hausman, adding that if a person with sight dysfunctionality finds him or herself in a difficult situation “an assistant will be able to help him or her remotely.”
But according to the scientist, “the most important element of the 5G pilot scheme are solutions for start-ups and companies,” adding that thanks to the access to the 5G network Polish entrepreneurs will be able to test their designs.