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Verizon opens newest Innovation Experience Hub at USC

The University of South Carolina (USC) is the newest location of a Verizon Innovation Experience Hub.

Located at USC’s McNair Aerospace Center, it is one of several 5G Innovation Hubs where Verizon partners with enterprises, start-ups, universities, national labs, and government/military organizations to explore how 5G can disrupt and transform nearly every industry. Verizon 5G Ultra-Wideband offers massive capacity and super-fast speeds for more efficient transfer of information, including large data sets needed to power advanced applications.

According to this news release from Verizon, innovators at the hub will leverage 5G connectivity and solutions to help improve manufacturing processes with quality sensing and defect detection. In healthcare, they’ll test how 5G can enhance emergency response by enabling remote health monitoring and real-time analysis of patient vitals, as well as hospital connected asset management, to streamline asset retrieval and dispatch operations. When it comes to civil infrastructure, researchers will examine how 5G communications can enhance monitoring of roads and bridges with condition analytics and reporting, as well as drone-based visual inspection of roads, bridges and buildings, using AI-driven computer vision.

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