What 5G means for our health
The speed of mobiles will soon reach ten times the performance of today.
Swinburne researchers are racing to make sure the impact of technology on our bodies is understood.
Fast 5G networks are supposed to take hold in 2020, as phones, providers and networks all begin to come online. Behind the scenes, studies modelling the absorption patterns of 5G electromagnetic energy in human tissue, authored by Professor Andrew Wood’s Swinburne team, has helped form the basis for international discussions on safety regulation and design.
Wood’s team, which is part of the multi-institutional Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR), is a key contributor to the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) review, which is released in 2019.