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China Conducts World’s First Remote Surgery on Human Using 5G Technology

"It felt like a real-time operation -- I didn't even feel like the patient was 3,000 kms away," Ling said after the surgery, according to a statement released by China Mobile

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

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.

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

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“It felt like a real-time operation — I didn’t even feel like the patient was 3,000 kms away,” Ling said after the surgery, according to a statement released by China Mobile. Pixabay

“It felt like a real-time operation — I didn’t even feel like the patient was 3,000 kms away,” Ling said after the surgery, according to a statement released by China Mobile.

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The patient’s symptoms, including limb tremor and muscular stiffness, were significantly relieved after the procedure. The patient is in stable condition, it added.

5G technology was used in a surgery conducted on a pig 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.

It was the world’s first remote surgery using 5G mobile network technology on an animal, the paper said.  (IANS)

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Wipro Planning to Develop 5G Technology with Finnish Varsity: Report

The partnership is a significant step towards building competency, contributing in 5G/6G standards and creating patents in disrupting technologies

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Wipro net plunges almost 21% yearly in Q4. Wikimedia Commons

Indian software major Wipro has tied up with the University of Oulu in Finland to develop 5G technologies, the IT vendor said on Tuesday.

“Our collaboration with Oulu is to focus on wireless communications in 5G/6G at GHz, THz and light wave frequencies under the Finnish university’s flagship programme,” said the city-based company in a statement here.

As an international science institute, the Oulu-based university focuses on innovation for the future, wellbeing and knowledge through research and education.

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FILE – People stand next to a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018. VOA

“The new research partnership will spur innovation and a great start for the beneficial cooperation between Finland and Wipro. It will also take the innovation corridor partnership between Finland and Karnataka to the next level,” said Finnish minister Timo Harakka.

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“We both will create technology pilots to address industry and customer needs, which have not been addressed so far. The partnership is a significant step to next generation technology innovations,” said K.R. Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro.

The partnership is a significant step towards building competency, contributing in 5G/6G standards and creating patents in disrupting technologies. (IANS)