Cool Ideas: Will Robotic Surgery Work in the Canadian North?
Although it might seem like science fiction, remote surgery is a
rapidly emerging technology.
Space agencies and militaries are especially interested in developing safe, reliable
remote surgery tools. From
a technology standpoint, the moment a surgeon is no longer personally handling the
surgical tools, distance
becomes irrelevant. If surgeons can be five metres away from a patient, they could
be 50 metres, 50 kilometres,
or even 500 kilometres away.
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