T-Mobile and the University of Kansas Are Helping Nurses Through the Use of 5G

A nurse training on a 5G device.

Education, nursing, and the wireless world are colliding and creating a better future for students and the medical field. 

T-Mobile is collaborating with students at the University of Kansas to help better train nurses using technology and overcoming the obstacles that come with social distancing. While the program is launching this fall, this Capstone Research Project with the KU School of Nursing and the KU Center for Design Research (CDR). As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to linger, educational entities are having to find viable solutions to keep students engaged and learning even when they are unable to access a classroom.

Though the project is focusing on distance learning, students continue to have access to T-Mobile technology labs and technical experts from the company. The ultimate goal will reach far beyond a classroom. The project is developing an environment in which nurses can be educated for classroom appropriate curriculum as well as a range of other learning applications including lab research and even clinics and hospitals. This is another example of how 5G is bringing the future to the present, as the program will continue to rely on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications in the medical field as well as artificial intelligence (AI). “The School of Nursing has the need, T-Mobile has the 5G technology, and KU CDR will work collectively in the collaboration to bring about a paradigm shift in nursing education,” said Professor Gregory Thomas.

This is neither the first time we have seen T-Mobile assist in education nor is it the first time 5G has paved the way for advancements in the medical field. T-Mobile’s Project 10Million is helping connect millions of students across the United States with the data and devices they need to get the most out of their education. 5G is also making the impossible possible and empowering AR and VR applications that can assist in real-time medical procedures being performed over the Internet due to its low levels of latency.

All year long, T-Mobile has made waves through a variety of ways in wireless. The highlight is of course its merger with Sprint, but the wireless giant has also collaborated with others before its project with the University of Kansas through its 5G Open Innovation Lab with Intel and NASA. The final stretch of 2020 is sure to be a busy one for the company as well as it continues to carry out its plans to unleash thousands of mid-band sites throughout the United States, and prepares for another spectrum auction from the FCC that is being held this December.

Source: Fierce Wireless