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Holistische Entwicklung leistungsfähiger 6G-Vernetzung für verteilte medizintechnische Systeme

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Research and development in the field of 6G, one of the key technologies for applications and infrastructure in the healthcare sector in the coming decade, is the focus of the 6G Health project. Networking offers considerable potential for efficient patient care. Future-proof healthcare will become the driving force behind development with 6G Health. The medical technology sector, as an innovative industry of the future, a pillar of the German economy and an international showcase, is the ideal foundation for this. In the vision of a 6G medical technology infrastructure, new perspectives are opening up through the efficient and secure collection, processing, transmission and use of data, realized through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and security-by-design. In this context, 6G-Health is developing technology components to integrate more powerful sensor technology in 6G (e.g. radar- or camera-based), complemented by advanced network intelligence, enabling innovative approaches to patient monitoring, to provide advanced functionalities through the network, in particular technologies for collaborative decision making, incl. Augmented Reality (AR), and by using distributed computing resources with efficient pre-processing on sensor level, as well as for the realization of an infrastructure in the Smart Hospital, which enables novel services, e.g. in the area of diagnostics, treatment, quality management or logistics, but also significant efficiency advantages, through orchestration and data aggregation. In the spectrum of medical technology, the project concentrates on three scenarios: the patient in focus: patient monitoring also outside the clinic, using the example of patients with artificial hearts, the treating parties in focus: (a) new forms of collabo-rative work with complex data in tumor boards and (b) telemedically supported, intra-operative neuromonitoring, and the processes in focus: the smart hospital with (a) workflow-supported systems, (b) intelligent sensor technology and (c) asset tracking.


  • Vodafone Group Services GmbH
  • Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH
  • Universitätsmedizin Leipzig - ICCAS
  • Universitätsmedizin Leipzig - Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
  • Berlin Heart
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin - Arbeitsbereich kardiovaskuläre Telemedizin (CCTM)
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin - Anästhesiologie Schwerpunkt operative Intensivmedizin (CBF)
  • CTC advanced GbmH
  • ERNW Research GmbH
  • Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institu
  • Leipzig Heart Institute
  • Infinion Technologies AG
  • Inomed Medizintechnik GmbH
  • Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum
  • NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
  • SectorCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
  • Siemens AG
  • Smart Mobile Labs AG
  • SurgiTAIX AG
  • Universität Bremen, Arbeitsbereich Nachrichtentechnik
  • Universität Rostock, Institut für Angewnadte Mikroelektronik und Datentechnik
  • VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik & Informationstechnik e.V.


BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Research


BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Publications about the project

Jan Herbst; Jan Petershans; Matthias Rüb; Christoph Lipps; Ann-Kathrin Beck; Joana C. Carmo; Thomas Lachmann; Hans Dieter Schotten

In: Proceedings of the 2023 International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC). International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC-2023), International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications, October 23-26, Doha, Qatar, IEEE Explore, 2023.

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