How technology is helping fight COVID-19

How technology is helping fight COVID-19

How technology is helping fight COVID-19

As we are starting to get some relief in our daily lives here in Germany after a "soft" shut-down scenario for the past two months, we thought it was a good time to show how technology can continue to help live with and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whats actually going on in our home office environment?

Many, if not all of us working in a home office environment require stable internet connection and secure mobile communication platforms for data and voice transmissions.

The backbones that enable these technologies are trusted partners of Hyperstone. Many of them, large international entities supplying internet and mobile infrastructure used by all of us. Without these technologies it would be impossible to work from home.

One should also be reminded that the bandwidths we experience today have not been available for a long time. Imagine how our daily lives would have transpired had the pandemic occurred at the turn of the century. There would have been no stable internet connection, small bandwidths, no video conferences and even telephone conferences would have been a mess.

The development of 4G and 5G networks.

4G and 5G networks are key in ensuring mobile communication with sufficient bandwidth for data intensive applications like video conferences. Currently, the roll-out of 5G is starting to ramp, and certain projects which are seen as system critical are getting support from governments over the world.

With the emergence of 5G networks, we are setting the base for Industry 4.0/IIoT applications which make production and our daily life easier. This development will not only result in the swift production of medical equipment but also make communication practices more fluid and efficient.

Our internet infrastructure goes hand in hand with mobile communication. Only both together can handle the rapid increase of traffic caused by home office, remote working and shop floor automation.

Again, Hyperstone is supplying to the majority of companies active in this field. Among those are all major brand names in industrial automation in Germany, Europe and worldwide. The swift developments in mobile communication and internet infrastructure have truly been put to the test over the last few months, and while we all continue to experience technical difficulties here and there, you can’t deny how far we have come.

Aside from the telecommunication market, another sector which has always and continues to have a demand for reliable data storage is the health care industry. Resources and efficient care is key to minimizing the health impacts that arise in conjunction with COVID-19. While respiratory equipment is especially valuable amidst this pandemic, radiology equipment, CT and ultrasonic scanners as well as blood testing machines are also playing a pivotal role in mitigating the virus. Hyperstone based products have been implemented in many such applications to not only boot the system but also to store patient data.

How does that all work together? 

A COVID-19 case is diagnosed. The health status of this patient is now monitored closely. Many of these diagnosis steps are automated using electronic equipment. If the health status of the patient worsens, blood tests, lung radiology, CT and ultrasonic equipments are used to check the seriousness of the illness.  

With the help of the data collected from these devices patients can be treated early to avoid a critical status. Even if the illness becomes more serious, patients can be treated with respiratory systems to avoid or reduce the negative impacts to the lungs. The status of the lungs and other parts of the body are frequently monitored with the above mentioned systems, all in the light of minimizing the toll of this virus.

This pandemic has tested every aspect of our daily lives. Technology will continue to advance but these times have truly highlighted how essential efficient, reliable and robust data transactions are in ensuring quality mobile communication and internet infrastructure as well as stable automation and production lines and the necessary healthcare equipment. Real-time exchange is key to fighting the virus and therefore efficient communication systems must be available.