5G remote surgery performed in China

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Doctor Liu Rong operates remotely during surgery on a pig using 5G technology in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. [Photo/People.cn]

Chinese doctors have completed the world's first remote operation using 5G technology, reports people.cn.

The procedure has been conducted on a pig with the latest technology in Fujian Province.

Doctor Liu Rong was able to use a 5G connection to remotely control the robotic arms in a hospital 50 kilometers away. The 5G technology allowed the doctor to see a clear, real-time image of the operation, as well as communicate with his assistants.

A hepatic lobule was removed from the test animal in less than ten minutes, completing the tele-surgery successfully and neatly.

Liu Jingfeng, another doctor involved in the operation says the operation is proof that 5G technology is feasible for use in long-distance medicine.

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