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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, November 19 2019 - 13:35
AsiaNet
Everything from farms to jogging: 5G is transforming the face and future of Chongming
SHANGHAI, Nov. 19, 2019 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Unmanned 5G harvesters are being deployed on dedicated harvesting routes on the 
Wanhe organic farm on the eastern part of Chongming District.

Self-driving seeders, organic farm robots and unmanned pesticide-spraying 
aircraft are also working on other fields. At the Chongming Farm Quality 
Control Center, farmers are checking HD video surveillance of the work in 
process instantly via 5G.

More high-quality farmland, irrigation, technology and government policies are 
among the factors behind bumper harvests over recent years on Chongming Island.

"Thanks to the 5G network, we can get rid of the excessive dependence on 
farmers and realize the control and management of machines, improving the 
efficiency," says Huang Zhen, official with Wanhe organic farm. "We can firmly 
hold the 'rice bowl' in our own hands."

With large bandwidth, low delay and big connection characteristics, "5G+ smart 
harvesters" realize the all-round support for the cultivation and management of 
agricultural production including comprehensive mechanization, obstacle 
avoidance, remote control and self-driving.

And these new-energy harvesters can collect and analyze production data in real 
time using artificial intelligence technology, improving environmental and 
ecological protection.

The district government announced that with the full coverage of the 5G network 
on the island, Chongming will apply the technology to agricultural intelligent 
driving and operations, high-precision flight monitoring and analysis, 
real-time supervision of agricultural products, agricultural robots, remote 
agricultural technology training and guidance, industrialized breeding 
analysis, and the real-time collection of agricultural data and cloud computing.

5G+ Wisdom for medicine

The Chongming branch of Shanghai Xinhua Hospital has been fully covered by the 
5G network. It is exploring the application of 5G for remote consultations, 
pre-hospital first-aid, remote surgery guidance, remote ultrasound connections 
and augmented reality guidance. It has completed the district's first 
pre-hospital first-aid exercise in an ambulance with the help of 5G to offer 
more timely treatment for patients.

Liu Lan, director of ultrasound department of the hospital, uses her 5G 
smartphone and a mobile ultrasonic device to guide a thyroid ultrasound check 
by Lu Liju from the Chenqiao Town Community Health Service Center.

"Local patients prefer to go to the nearest community health service center as 
their first visit," says Liu. "With the full coverage from 5G technology, our 
hospital brings the remote consultation system to help the service centers for 
the diagnosis of emergency and complicated cases."

A patient surnamed Wang said: "The system saves the time for the process of 
diagnosis. We can even receive health care at home."

With 5G, specialists in leading hospitals on the island can give directions to 
grassroots doctors and guidance on diagnosis and treatment.

"We are now working on promoting the 5G remote diagnosis system to realize 
remote inpatient treatment, promoting the quality of medical treatment of the 
island," says Fei Zewei, president of the Chongming branch of Shanghai Xinhua 
Hospital.

5G+ Self-driving

At the Zhihuidao Industrial Park, a self-driving shuttle bus assisted by 5G is 
on a test run. And a cleaning car is on duty at the Chongming Xincheng 
Conference Center. The shuttle bus, equipped with laser radar, is able to 
complete all autonomous operations with the assistance of 5G.

5G+ Smart sports

Chongming, an eco-island of sports, has been using 5G, 4K and VR technologies 
for live broadcasts of events. At Luhua Marathon Town, 5G running is attracting 
more sports lovers. The players can check in and out with the 5G network. 
Audiences can watch 360-degree views, while the performance data of the players 
is collected in real time.

5G+ Smart retail

A smart workshop system is being applied on 26 production lines at Yunliang 
Factory featuring 5G and AI technologies. It can manage the power, facilities, 
equipment and working sheets much more efficiently.

By the end of October, Chongming had 539 5G stations including 23 indoors. The 
government has said it will realize the full coverage of the island in the 
future.

Source: Wanhe Organic Farm

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