Emergency care in Thailand, the new smart ambulance will use 5G to enhance diagnosis and treatment procedures

A new ambulance with the 5G network to enhance diagnosis and treatment procedures. This piece of news comes from Thailand and this is the brand-new smart ambulance that serves as ER, in case.

The Thai True Corporation, in cooperation with the Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital, is supporting the 5G network in order to provide brand-new functions into ambulances. The new smart ambulance model will help Thailand enhance diagnosis and treatment procedures and communication between paramedics and physicians for better preparation before patients are taken to the hospital.


A mobile ER, the new smart ambulance in Thailand will use 5G to better treat patients

The project has been launched by the collaboration between the True Corporation and the Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital in Bangkok’s Kannayao district. The aim of this smart ambulance would be to save patients’ lives as a mobile emergency room (ER). It is also known as “New ER model”, a new standard for emergency medical units. Thailand sees a very high mortality rate of patients in emergency care. This smart ambulance is expected to reduce the death rate.

On the Bangkok Post, the director of the Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital declared that the use of 5G networks and advanced innovative technology makes it more smooth for medical communication, which empowers the New ER model.


A smart ambulance first of its kind in Thailand, it will probably make the difference

According to the head of the True Corporation, 5G will change the way of providing care throughout the country. The state-run Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital is handling 3,000 patients per day and the patient, so the support of ambulances as ER could be significative.

5G allows to send high-resolution large data like CT scans and ultrasound images via the network. This is the so-called “smart intelligence network”. Chalermpon Chairat, chief of the emergency unit at the hospital, reported that via 5G network the hospital’s ambulances have been transformed into smart vehicles in which CCTV cameras can live-stream all activities inside.


Thailand new smart ambulance equipment

The smart ambulance emergency crew would wear augmented reality (AR) glasses that will transmit images in real-time back to hospitals. Doctors will be able to observe patients’ symptoms, such as stroke or accident wounds.

The idea is also to use mobile CT scans and mobile X-rays,  including mobile ultrasound on the ambulance, in order to speed the scanning process by 30 minutes. Another smart equipment is the ventilation system that pushes air out of the vehicle, warding off infection risk, which is very important during COVID-19 pandemic.



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