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World's First Remote Operation Using 5G Surgery

Feb 2019

Huawei and China Unicom Fujian Branch, Fujian Medical University Mengchao Hepatobiliary Hospital, Suzhou Kangduo Robot Co., Ltd. implemented the world's first 5G surgery animal experiment in Fujian China Unicom Southeast Research Institute.

The operation end of the operation was placed in the China Southeast Research Institute, and the operation signal was transmitted in real time through 5G technology to perform remote hepatic lobectomy for the experimental animals of Mengchao Hepatobiliary Hospital 50 km away. The entire procedure takes about 60 minutes and the operation delay is extremely low. The surgical wounds were neat, and there was no trace of blood in the whole process. The vital signs of the experimental animals were stable after surgery.

This operation, using Huawei's 5G network technology's large bandwidth, low latency, large connection technology advantages, has achieved this goal. The control link at both ends of the remote control robot and the two video links are all carried under the 5G network. "Based on the 5G network control experience, high-definition video, has reached the same experience of fiber-optic line." The surgeon gave a high evaluation.

With the continuous maturity of 5G medical association applications, remote care, remote diagnosis, and remote surgery will gradually be applied, thus effectively improving the quality of life of sick people.