The i2CAT Foundation and the Government of Catalonia present a 5G connected ambulance during MWC 2019

  • It is the first ambulance tested by the Emergency Medical System of Catalonia (SEM) that will receive remote specialized support, including HD video, to care for patients inside the vehicle

The i2CAT Foundation will demonstrate its capacities as a promoter of digital advanced technologies and smart systems during MWC Barcelona, which will take place 25-28th of February.

In this edition of the congress, the Catalan research center has cooperated with the Government of Catalonia and the Emergency Medical System of Catalonia (SEM) to test a 5G connected ambulance that includes advanced communication tools thanks to which it can receive remote medical support over a 5G network.

The pilot test will be officially presented at the Catalonia booth inside MWC (CS20) next Monday 25th February at 11am. The event will be hosted by the president of the Government of Catalonia, Quim Torra, who will be accompanied by the Minister for Digital Policy and Public Administration, Jordi Puigneró, and the Minister of Health, Alba Vergés.

The presentation will include a live demonstration to showcase the ambulance’s performance, its technical features and the benefits provided by 5G connectivity.

This presentation will be possible thanks to the alliance of the following actors: Vodafone – which provided a 5G base station –, IECISA, the i2CAT Foundation (in collaboration with CTTC and UPC), Juniper and Hispasat.

The connected ambulance pilot is a project lead by the Government of Catalonia and SEM and developed under the umbrella of the public-private consortium 5G Barcelona.