Huawei Pilots 5G Unmanned Vehicle in Thailand Smart Hospital

Date : 13-Jul-2020
Location: Bangkok, Thailand


Huawei,a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.

Key Takeaways:
  • Huawei, together with Thailand National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Communication (NBTC) and Siriraj Hospital, initiated “Unmanned Vehicle Pilot Project Driving Thai Healthcare to 5G Era” to pioneer the use of unmanned vehicle for the first time in smart hospital in this ASEAN country.
  • After the first test trial in Siriraj Hospital, the oldest and largest hospital in Thailand at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, the NBTC will evaluate the benefits and efficiency of the 5G-enable unmanned vehicle before maximizing results from this pilot project to leverage the unmanned vehicle in different uses, as well as in other hospitals.
  • The self-driving delivery vehicle takes advantage of 5G technology from Huawei to bring about contactless delivery solution of medical supplies.
  • Such technology can replace manpower in logistics services as it can operate in complex environments. The autonomous car offers safe, convenient and cost-effective solutions while reducing workload for healthcare worker and improving patient safety. The 5G technology integration will then be progressively applied in the national health system for Smart Hospital transformation in near future.
Unmanned 5G Vehicle Pilot Project
Huawei pilots 5G unmanned vehicle in Thailand smart hospital

  • Takorn Tantasith, Secretary-General of the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission,said,5G technology with remote medical services are instrumental in the remote treatment of four diseases – such as eye diseases, skin diseases, blood pressure abnormalities and diabetes.
    • Moreover, the remote medical care has also expanded to local prisons, namely Khao Bin Central Prison and Ratchaburi Central Prison in Ratchaburi province, to give easier medical access to people and prisoners in remote areas
  • Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, Dean of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, said, these offerings help with the COVID-19 pandemic scenarios.The pilot project of 5G unmanned vehicle will enhance the central logistics system within the hospital. At the initial stage, it will be used to transport and distribute medicines for contactless delivery which will help reduce workload and infection risks of frontline workers. This is another important step to improve the quality of healthcare services for long-term development and sustainability
  • Mr. Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Thailand,said,this pilot project exemplifies the accelerated digitalization of Thailand’s medical services as 5G will play a key role in the next generation of healthcare.
Editor's comments:

5G deployments could serve to revive the economic downturn as a result of COVID-19 pandemic in almost every aspects of human lives.