5G Consortium Wins Funding
Liverpool 5G consortium wins £4.3million funding for health and social care.
10:39 12 August 2020
A Liverpool 5G consortium, which involves the University of Liverpool, has won £4.3million funding through the 5G Create competition by the UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
The Liverpool 5G Create: Connecting Health and Social Care will focus on the development of a private independent 5G network designed to provide safe, free and accessible connectivity to services including health, social care and education. It will build on the previous 5G Health and Social Care Testbed in Kensington, Liverpool.
The 5G network will be used to trial a remote GP triaging service, support a medical-grade device, monitor health conditions remotely and an app that teaches anxiety reduction techniques.
Professor Joe Spencer, who is with the University's Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics and the project's leader, said: "This is a great opportunity to build on our previous testbed and develop the British technology that can change people's lives by enabling affordable connectivity and reducing digital poverty."