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China conducts world's 1st remote surgery using 5G

Beijing: The first remote surgery on a human using 5G technology was successfully conducted in China.


The surgery, a collaboration between tech companies Huawei and China Mobile, and the Chinese PLA General Hospital, was conducted on Saturday, the Global Times reported. 


According to the paper, Surgeon Ling Zhipei conducted the surgery, although he was physically in South China's Hainan Province. 


"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. The procedure lasted three hours," the paper reported.

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