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Liverpool technology hub awarded £3.5m to explore 5G in healthcare

Liverpool HubA Liverpool-based innovation centre has been awarded a £3.5 million grant to explore the opportunities afforded by 5G technology in health and social care.

Sensor City, a research community that supports and funds the development of sensor technology, will lead a consortium of healthcare providers, researchers and businesses to look at how fifth-generation mobile technology can improve patient care.

Specifically, the consortium will look at how 5G wi-fi can be applied to patient monitoring and support, improve communication between healthcare services and help older people live more independently, while addressing the problem of loneliness in older people.

The grant has been awarded to Sensor City under the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS), 5G Testbeds and Trials programme, a five-year project that will see 5G applied in various scenarios across six test bed sites.

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