World’s 1st remote brain surgery via 5G network performed in China Published time: 17 Mar, 2019 13:12 · A Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology, with the patient 3,000km away from the operating doctor. Dr. Ling Zhipei remotely implanted a neurostimulator into his patient’s brain on Saturday, Chinese state-run media reports . The surgeon manipulated the instruments in the Beijing-based PLAGH hospital from a clinic subsidiary on the southern Hainan island, located 3,000km away. The surgery is said to have lasted three hours and ended successfully. The patient, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, is said to be feeling well after the pioneering operation. The doctor used a computer connected to the next-generation 5G network developed by Chinese tech giant Huawei. The new device enabled a near real-time connection, according to Dr. Ling. “You barely feel that the patient is 3,000 kilometers away,” he said.
Google and Apple are both making changes to
their mobile operating systems to let devices exchange a private key with
nearby smartphones via Bluetooth, logging any time users come in close
If someone tests positive for COVID-19 and
enters that information into an app, 14 days worth of their contacts with other
users are sent to a server.
Phones periodically check if any recently
encountered user has reported being infected. If so, a notification pops up
letting the user know that someone they have been in contact with has tested
positive and more information is provided.
The new technology will work on iPhones
running iOS 13 or later and on Android devices running any version of the
operating system from 2015's Marshmallow on.
· Retaining the ability to disable the
broadcast system on a region-by-region basis when it is no longer needed.
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