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    5G-enabled Mobile Operating Hospital and Emergency Care Service

    Ansari, Umm-e-Haya, Ekpo, Sunday C, Uko, Mfonobong C, Altaf, Arslan, Zafar, Muazzam, Enahoro, Sunday, Okpalugo, Osmond A and Sowande, Olugbenga Akinkunmi (2021) 5G-enabled Mobile Operating Hospital and Emergency Care Service. In: 21st Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2020/2021, 28 April 2021 - 29 April 2021, Sand Key, Florida, USA.

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    Critical care has frequently been fatal for trauma patients suffering from hemorrhage. The pre-hospital communication gap between the paramedics and the doctors contributes most towards this. This paper discusses a system model of a 5G-enabled communication architecture among the major trauma centres in the Greater Manchester. An Internet of sensors acquires and wirelessly communicates biosignals from the patient in real time, using 5G. These signals are then displayed as parameters to the closest trauma care management centres. This paper proposes a connectivity model that supports such a system by assessing and identifying the most optimal path for signal transmittance. A system-level 5G network modelling and simulation findings reveal that a signal-to-noise ratio of over 2dB is achieved for two base stations between the incident site and the nearest emergency medical centre. This value decreases by over 5 dB as the number of base station doubles. Hence, reconfigurable 5G base stations connectivity subsystems are required for critical vertical use cases of the radio standard.

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