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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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Lenovo Launches its First 5G-enabled Smartphone

The connectivity features include dual-band WiFi, 5G LTE, dual GPS, USB Type-C, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC

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Lenovo dominated India's tablet market in Q3 2018.

Chinese technology giant Lenovo has launched its first 5G-enabled smartphone ‘Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G Edition’ at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2019 in Shanghai, China.

The smartphone has the same hardware as its non-5G variant, except that it also comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem to enable 5G connectivity, news portal GSM Arena reported late on Wednesday.

The phone features a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution and HDR10 support. Under the hood, the handset has Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 SoC, aided by up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. Software-wise, the handset has ZUI 11 which is based on Android Pie.

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A banner of the 5G network is displayed during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 25, 2019. VOA

The device houses a 48MP primary sensor, accompanied by three more cameras including a 16MP wide-angle lens, an 8MP telephoto sensor, and a 2MP depth camera. For selfies, there’s a 32MP camera.

Powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support, it also has a Hyper Video feature that capture videos with superior quality.

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The connectivity features include dual-band WiFi, 5G LTE, dual GPS, USB Type-C, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. (IANS)