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5G Technology Runs World’s First Remote Brain Surgery

By Suprotik Sinha - March 20, 2019 1 Mins Read

China has successfully conducted the first remote brain surgery using 5G technology in Hainan.

Huawei and China Mobile collaborated to conduct the surgery in Chinese PLA General Hospital, Global Times Reported.

According to Global Times, Surgeon Ling Zhipei conducted the surgery from South China’s Hainan Province, which is 3000 Km far from PLA General Hospital.

“He implanted a neuro-stimulator, or ‘brain pacemaker’ into a patient with Parkinson’s disease at the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing by operating medical equipment through transmitted images supported by 5G technologies provided by Huawei.,” Global Times reported.

The process was initiated with the low-latency 5G technology provided by Huawei and China Mobile, which enabled near instantaneous data transmission, it reported.

5G network is fast and delivers more accuracy strength network, and provide HD quality video calls. Ling said “, it felt like a real-time operation” in a statement released by China Mobile.

The first 5G surgery was conducted last year when a doctor from 301 Hospital in Beijing removed part of a pig’s liver, using two robot arms in Fuzhou, the capital of East China’s Fujian Province.


Suprotik Sinha

Suprotik Sinha is the Global News Correspondent with OnDot Media. He writes about technologies and trending news in the global enterprise space. An animal lover, Suprotik, is a postgraduate from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC) Pune. He carries two years of experience in mainstream broadcast media where he worked as a reporter with Ibn7 and Zee Media in Mumbai.

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