Impulse talks & discussion MedtecLIVE 2024

From 5G to 6G? Networked medical technology for the healthcare of tomorrow

Digitalisation in medical technology is progressing. The spectrum of networked medical devices is now vast and ranges from medical apps to networked operating theatres. Reason enough to look at the question of how this networking is technically solved and what consequences this has for manufacturers and suppliers with regard to the design of systems, devices and components. One current development concerns the underlying networking technology. A change from 4G or 5G networks to the 6G network of the future is emerging here. This is associated with a range of interesting potential applications, in particular tele-surgery and tele-monitoring, tracking in emergency services or hospitals, networking in operating theatres and intensive care, wearables, networked implants and prostheses as well as automation and robotics in medicine. In this session, we will discuss which technological developments are emerging, which applications are promising and how manufacturers and suppliers can get networked medical devices off the ground in a compliant and safe manner.

Christoph Lips, DFKI
"From 5G to 6G technology: vision, technological possibilities and limits"

Max Rockstroh, Universität Leipzig
"6G Health: Networking and intelligent systems as the basis for innovative medical technology"

Hans Wenner, VDE
"The MD-Comp approach: How can medical devices and non-medical devices or components be networked in a compliant and simple way?"    

Discussion (Moderation: Cord Schlötelburg, VDE)
"Networked medical technology for the healthcare of tomorrow"

Please note: the session will be held in German.

Supported by: VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies


Speakers (4)

Christoph Lips

Christoph Lips

DFKI

Max Rockstroh

Max Rockstroh

Universität Leipzig

Hans Wenner

Hans Wenner

VDE

Cord Schlötelburg

Cord Schlötelburg

VDE