Currently, Inova DE GmbH is working on the KliNet5G network. In the course of the project, a secure and flexible network based on OpenRAN and 5G is to be established for a hospital campus.
We are mainly involved in software development in the area of smartwatch-based patient monitoring in a hospital context, Android programming, management of external APIs and processing of bio signals.
What are the benefits of KliNet5G?
KliNet5G makes it possible to respond more quickly to the needs of medical users, making hospital processes more flexible and continuously optimized. Logistics and patient care applications are combined so that many market participants benefit from the results. The use of mobile systems enables new, innovative solutions that are often developed by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With open, standards-based communication instead of a heterogeneous infrastructure, market access is greatly facilitated.
In addition, the competitiveness of German companies in the field of digital technologies, especially medical technology, eHealth and open networking, is significantly increased – a necessary prerequisite for strengthening the innovative power of the economy. The concept is thus also aimed at the “European Data Strategy” and the “SME Strategy of the Federal Government”.
What is KliNet5G and what is it used for?
KliNet5G acts at the intersection of three fundamental technology fields: 5G mobile technology, syntactic and semantic interoperability of medical data and systems, and mobile medical technology. Mobile technology based on 5G OpenRAN is already in commercial use.
For medical device system interoperability, standards such as HL7 FHIR, IEEE 11073 SDC, and various audio/video formats are becoming established. Medical devices that can operate interoperable over IP networks are available as technical demonstrators and in some cases as products, e.g., from Dräger. Mobile medical devices, such as blood glucose meters, insulin pumps or foot switches, are also long-established products. All basic technologies required for the project have been used in test projects and have reached the necessary level of technological maturity.
The project is expected to be completed by March 2025.