Communications as we know them have changed. There was a turning point in recent history that has shown us that hyperconnectivity is here among us, and it is necessary for a network that supports more and more information and higher speed. The era of telecommunications has become a fundamental part of the entertainment, work and even the health sector.
When we think about 5G, we must have a broader perspective that allows us to exploit all the possibilities of this fantastic technology. AT&T (NYSE: T) or Verizon (NYSE: VZ) shows one of these: the speed of uploading and downloading files; but it could be one of the most important, as a large amount of information we handle demands more stable connections.
5G is designed for a technological era where data captured from cell phones that have biometric access or autonomous vehicles with thousands of sensors are sent through this network to be analyzed by different applications or simply stored in the cloud.
Smartphones are the protagonists as they accompany us in much of our day, and the trend is to connect smartwatches and rings, which, together with applications and sensors, collect all our information, such as heart rate, and the number of steps or even monitor our sleep at night. Companies like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) or Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN), in the case of watches designed for sports, are constantly incorporating new ways of capturing data with new technologies that allow users to self-monitor their main vital signs. This is very important when it comes to having any problem that may be related to health, such as high blood pressure or the need to keep track when doing routines and see distances travelled.
Imagine the possibilities of having all this information and combining it with 5G technology so that all the data collected by these devices is available to everyone, with public access, in a blockchain, and to be able to draw conclusions about populations, the state we are in, and with the help of artificial intelligence, to analyze all these databases and in the future, make a more accurate diagnosis but better yet, to prevent possible pathologies.
This opens up a whole world of possibilities when thinking about a global health system, using 5G technology as the basis for transporting all the information collected by the billions of sensors around the world, and then with machine learning to prevent possible diseases or even improve our resistance, keeping us healthy and increasing our life expectancy.
High-performance athletes, such as soccer players, use intelligent systems that allow them to analyze different parameters of their bodies and, in some cases, improve some important aspects. When it comes to training, the use of advanced technology that analyzes the movements of athletes is also a growing trend since, by means of cameras and sensors, they can perfect techniques or simply think about their movements.
The possibilities are endless, even for those who want to train from home, with applications such as Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON), with sports professionals creating routines and monitoring by video call those who are training remotely.
Hyperconnectivity is an important aspect of our lives, and technology is here to take us into the future, is 5G and health with thousands of sensors the way to create superhumans?