Summary #1198

Socially Distant Surgery Is Now Possible Nine Miles Away
  • Remote surgery has been around since 2001, and has developed slowly due to tech limitations - however now, with 5G networks, it is easier than ever.
  • In proof of concept, Italian surgeons recently performed a vocal cord surgery procedure (on a corpse) from 9 miles away.
  • The surgeons operated a robotic arm and laser system using a tablet with a haptic device and 3D goggles.
  • Study authors conclude that this system could be used for other laser surgeries, as well as other types of surgeries that can be performed by robots.
  • It is still years from being certified for human use, but the most important conclusion is that with 5G networks it is now a viable option to pursue.


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