6G Intelligent Healthcare Framework: A Review on Role of Technologies, Challenges and Future Directions


  • Shubhangi Kharche Departement of Electronics and Telecommunication, SIES Graduate School of Technology, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Jayshree Kharche Department of Physiology, Bharatratna Atalbihari Vajpayee Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3449-0111




6G, communication technologies, challenge, healthcare, conceptual framework


The Healthcare industry is experiencing a sea change due to the availability of disruptive communication technologies. Augmented reality, virtual reality, haptics, robotic assistance, and the ubiquitous, highly reliable low latency communication based on intelligence; support remote surgery in real-time. The sixth-generation (6G) mobile communication supporting disruptive technologies and intelligence; will realize remote healthcare for people of all ages in three-dimensional (3D) space. The discussion on the application of disruptive technologies in 6G intelligent healthcare is found insufficient in the literature. The objective of the paper is to propose a conceptual framework for 6G intelligent healthcare and elaborate on applications of the various disruptive technologies with their associated challenges. The state-of-the-art technologies viz; digital twin, blockchain, optical wireless communication, wireless energy transfer, tactile Internet, holographic communication, quantum communication, artificial intelligence, etc., are elaborated for their applications and challenges in healthcare. The fifth-generation (5G) lacks supporting disruptive technologies, intelligence, and ultra-low latency requirements of remote healthcare. 6G will support highly reliable (99.9999%), secure, ultra-low latency (<0.1 microseconds), and ultra-high-speed communication (>1 Tbps) required for remote and ubiquitous healthcare. Moreover, 6G supports the Internet of Everything, Internet of skills, and Internet of thinking to realize and optimize healthcare globally.


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Author Biographies

Shubhangi Kharche, Departement of Electronics and Telecommunication, SIES Graduate School of Technology, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Shubhangi Kharche pursued a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, and a Master of Engineering in Electronics from Jawaharlal Nehru College of Engineering, Aurangabad, in 1999 and 2004 respectively from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad. In 2020, She pursued her Ph.D. from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. She has more than two decades of experience in academics and research. She has published more than 30 research papers in reputed conferences and Journals. She received the best paper award at IEEE ANTS Women in Engineering (WIE) conference, held at IISc Bangalore in 2016. She also received Women Researcher Award under International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science, and Medicine at Coimbatore, India, in September 2021. Her research interest includes Computer Communication Networks, Mobile Cellular Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, IPv6 Over Low Power Wireless Personal Area Networks, and Artificial Intelligence and Data analytics.

Jayshree Kharche, Department of Physiology, Bharatratna Atalbihari Vajpayee Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Jayshree Kharche pursued a MBBS degree from Indira Gandhi Medical College Nagpur University in 2002 and MD Physiology from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College Pune in 2009. She pursued her DNB in 2017 from National Board of Examination, Delhi. She has eighteen years of experience in academics and research. She has published 35 research papers in reputed Journals and made paper presentations in National and International Conferences. She also received Women Researcher Award under International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science, and Medicine at Coimbatore, India, in September 2021. Her research interest includes use of Artificial Intelligence in health care, Autonomic function tests, Yoga and meditation.


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Kharche, S. ., & Kharche, J. . (2023). 6G Intelligent Healthcare Framework: A Review on Role of Technologies, Challenges and Future Directions. Journal of Mobile Multimedia, 19(03), 603–644. https://doi.org/10.13052/jmm1550-4646.1931




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