‘Robo-glove’ could be future of EMS ultrasound scans
U.K. physicians saw a demonstration of the upcoming 5G network used in conjunction with the glove that gives real-time results to a physician at the hospital
By EMS1 Staff
ATLANTA — Paramedics may soon be able to perform remote-controlled ultrasound scans in ambulances by using a “robo-glove” and the internet.
U.K. physicians saw a demonstration of the new 5G network used in conjunction with the glove that gave real-time results to a physician at the hospital, according to CNN.
Paramedics will feel a small vibration as the physician directs the paramedics hand to where the sensor should be for the ultrasound. With a camera placed in the ambulance, the physician will be able to see everything.
“5G has the potential to help us provide better care, at the patient’s side, and provide increasingly diverse treatment plans for patients,” Craig Cooke, Strategic Operations Director at the West Midlands Ambulance Service, said.