The lighthouse project for the use of 6G mobile technology in medical technology – 6G-Health – has successfully started: On 08 February, ICCAS together with its more than 20 consortium partners presented its project plans to the public during a press conference at Leipzig University Hospital. We are particularly pleased that Mr. Brandenburg, State Secretary of the BMBF, was present via video stream and actively accompanied the project presentation.
Afterwards, all project participants started the active project work with a two-day kickoff meeting. The 6G-Health project will be funded by the BMBF with a total of around 10 million euros over the next three years. In its role as deputy consortium leader, ICCAS supports Vodafone in managing the project.
The 6G-Health project, focusses on how the next generation of mobile communications (6G) must be set up for the medical care of the future. Questions of collaborative work, telemedicine and intelligent systems in health care will be addressed. The core task will be to bring together the various domains involved, including medicine, medical technology and communications engineering, and to introduce the special challenges of developing medical applications into the standardization and approval process at an early stage.
A consortium of well-known partners from industry and science is involved in the 6G-Health project. It will be funded by the BMBF with a total of around 10 million euros over the next three years.