6G Health Lab powered by Telefonica

We are proud to be working together to implement the 5G Campus network to test medical IoT applications and derive the requirements for the future 6G wireless standard.

Our goal is to drive digitalization in the medical sector and develop innovative solutions for the healthcare industry. To this end, our interdisciplinary team is working on new technologies and methods to improve healthcare and facilitate access to medical information. We rely on state-of-the-art technologies and the latest research findings.

The collaboration between 6G Health Institute GmbH and Telefónica in the 6G Health Lab enables the development of pioneering solutions for medical applications in mobile communications. We are convinced that the experience and knowledge gained from this collaboration will help optimize the 6G mobile standard and take medical care to a new level.

We are convinced that digitization of the healthcare industry will play an increasingly important role in the future. That’s why we are fully committed to developing innovative solutions to improve healthcare and facilitate access to medical information.

The requirements of the 6G mobile communications standard include a variety of technological challenges that must be overcome:

  • High bandwidth and low latency
    The new 6G cellular standard will provide ultra-high bandwidth and low latency to transmit large amounts of data quickly and efficiently, which is especially beneficial for remote monitoring and telemedicine applications.
  • High availability
    Availability of 99.999% in the current 5G standard is already very high, but even higher availability is needed to ensure 100% reliability on mobile medical applications. For this, corresponding redundancy concepts must be redefined.
  • Privacy
    Data protection is also an important factor, as medical devices process sensitive and patient-specific data. This data must be protected from any access during transmission in the mobile network in order to protect patient privacy. At the same time, it must be possible to make this data available to the healthcare system individually, flexibly and on a mobile basis.
  • Interoperability
    Another challenge is interoperability, as medical devices from different manufacturers need to communicate with each other within a mobile network. Interoperability standards, interfaces, data structures and protocols must be defined to ensure that devices can work together effectively on a mobile basis.
  • Energy efficiency
    Efficient power management is also important because many medical devices are designed for use in portable or even implantable form factors that require low power consumption.
  • Operation
    Future mobile networks should be designed to allow medical device manufacturers, hospitals, research institutions, physicians, and patient groups to create individual virtual data rooms and establish customized data routing.
  • Roaming
    Finally, all criteria regarding the transmission of medical data should also be available in roaming mode to ensure medical care even during international travel and to enable international cooperation in research and development.