Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care provides a free 5G-style community intranet to volunteers in Kensington. The volunteers are trialing new technologies that support them to live independently with conditions like diabetes (anti-loneliness apps, home sensors, video-to-pharmacy medi-link.)
An ultra fast, reliable, large-data-supporting technology is needed to run these technologies, which people in digitally deprived areas can’t afford.
Can emerging technologies - 5G and IoT devices - lighten the load for health and social care at this critical point - ageing populations, reduced funding, analogue tele-health services switching off?
How can we ensure poorer communities benefit equally from health/social care innovations/technologies?
What key areas of health and social care provision could benefit most from a move to harness emerging technologies like 5G?
What role does effective engagement between designers, disrupters, technology SMEs and public sector bodies (council, hospitals, care providers) have in creating health technologies that’s useful and easily adopted?