22nd January 2019

A surgeon in China used 5G network to operate remotely on an animal

Summary

It’s thought that the 5G technology will enable surgeons to perform procedures in war zones and disaster areas.

The surgeon who manipulated two robotic arms, was 30 miles away from the operating theatre.

It’s thought that the 5G technology will enable surgeons to perform procedures in war zones and disaster areas.

A doctor in China has become the first surgeon to perform remote control surgery over the 5G network.

The surgeon who manipulated two robotic arms, was 30 miles away from the operating theatre. During the procedure its reported he removed a laboratory animals liver.

The 5G system which is said to be at least 10 times faster than the current networks has meant the delay between surgeon’s movements and the robots in theatre we’re short enough to avoid potential dangerous and life-threatening mistakes.

Its hoped that in the future great technology like this will be used to help people in remote war zones and disaster areas.  It will also allow specialists from large hospitals to assist more junior colleagues elsewhere.

Dr Michael Kranzfelder from Rechts der Isar Hospital in Munich has said “The fifth-generation system is trend setting technology which will play an important role in surgery”.

He also said it would “open up many new areas of application for which previous mobile data transmission standards are simply not fast enough”.

The 5G Infrastructure will begin work with mobile phone companies in the UK by the end of this year on in 2020. Source.

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