In this installment of Kaleido Insights’ video series exploring the future technology-related impacts of COVID-19, we cover the topic of “ambient computing.” We answer the question: How are technologies digitizing the physical world that we interact with?
Healthcare providers can more effectively care for patients by applying the low latency of 5G and IoT technology into their services and creating new use cases, such as remote surgery.
Retailers and supply chain manufacturers can tap into new opportunities for customer service and product visibility with 5G connectivity and IoT sensors, including: roaming retail; last-mile delivery; and supply chain visibility.
5G and IoT sensors can unlock new capabilities for manufacturers, while improving existing processes with decreased latency and more accurate asset tracking. 5G in manufacturing can help organizations transform their current industrial practices into processes that thrive on the speed of information delivery and rapid, diverse edge computing.
5G supports an intelligent ecosystem of connected devices and people, enabling autonomous systems to self-operate. Millions of devices will send rapid information to each other and the network, while human-operated devices will increase in bandwidth and more.
5G — or “fifth generation” internet — is the catalyst industrial mixed reality technologies need for today’s primary use cases to take hold. With 5G’s promise of virtually eliminating latency, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will finally thrive within the enterprise in instances when time is of the essence.