Framed in the 5G Barcelona initiative, i2CAT, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, MÁSMÓVIL, and Barcelona Health Hub joined forces to set up this lab, located in the Sant Manel Pavilion of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. This space will be a meeting point for companies, entities, and organizations around 5G technology to respond to the challenges and needs of verticals in the healthcare sector, as well as to promote the use of 5G technology within this sector. The objective of the project is co-creation, assessing technological challenges within the healthcare sector to improve existing services and applications, and promoting the creation of new applications and services in a collaborative way.
The lab is a space to design, develop and implement different pilots and concept testing. The mission of the Barcelona Health Hub 5G Design is to offer a cross-cutting vision of the use cases of the healthcare sector, through brainstorming sessions, training, workshops, and sessions with experts and to become an international benchmark in digital health, positioning Barcelona as a world center par excellence.
Dr. Sergi Figuerola, CTIO of the i2CAT Foundation and CTO of 5G Barcelona, affirms that “the goal is to accelerate the technological innovation facilitated by 5G, which is particularly necessary to address the critical situation facing the healthcare sector. Barcelona Health Hub 5G Design was created to respond to the technological challenges identified by its members, thanks to the enhancement and application of knowledge in 5G technology”.
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Original source: Barcelona Health Hub