Chinese doctors have completed the world's first remote operation using 5G technology, reports people.cn.
The procedure has been conducted on a pig with the latest technology in Fujian Province.
Doctor Liu Rong was able to use a 5G connection to remotely control the robotic arms in a hospital 50 kilometers away. The 5G technology allowed the doctor to see a clear, real-time image of the operation, as well as communicate with his assistants.
Doctor Liu Rong operates remotely during surgery on a pig using 5G technology in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. [Photo: people.cn]
A hepatic lobule was removed from the test animal in less than ten minutes, completing the tele-surgery successfully and neatly.
Liu Jingfeng, another doctor involved in the operation says the operation is proof that 5G technology is feasible to for use in long-distance medicine.