First 5G-enabled remote brain surgery

Dr Ling Zhipei at PLAGH,  has used a 5G mobile network to remotely implant DBS electrodes in a Parkinson’s patient’s brain. China Mobile and Huawei technology enabled him to control surgical robots from a distance of 1800 miles.  5G technology could transform medical care for those living in poor and remote areas.  According to Ling: “The 5G network has solved problems like video lag and remote control delay experienced under the 4G network, ensuring a nearly real-time operation. And you barely feel that the patient is 3,000 kilometers away.”

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