Telemedicine project PrioLTE completed successfully

The evaluation project PrioLTE performed in Berlin from mid- 2012 to mid- 2013 has been completed successfully. The project partners were the Charité University Medical Department in Berlin, the Deutsche Telekom AG and MEYTEC GmbH Informationssysteme. A special mobile transmission technology based on the new mobile radio standard Long Term Evolution (LTE) was installed in the Stroke Emergency Unit (STEMO) and tested under pre-hospital conditions in the project. LTE makes available higher bandwidths and lower latency times. The existing mobile telemedicine applications can be used with new real-time features. The evaluation has shown that the use of the LTE technology enables significant improvements in the quality and availability of telemedicine real-time applications for mobile use.