5G brain surgery directed from 2,500km away

Surgeons working 2,500 kilometers away have successfully operated on a patient in Beijing who has Parkinson’s disease, in the first real-time remote telesurgery conducted in China through trial 5G-based communication technologies. A team of technicians and surgeons from the People’s Liberation Army General Hospital began the three-hour operation to insert a deep stimulation implant in the unnamed patient’s brain at about 9am on Saturday from Sanya in southern […]