6. Remote surgery
5G could mean a surgeon won’t need tbe in the same room as a patient in future. Mobile tech firm, Ericsson, demonstrated the possibilities at King’s College London. They used a VR headset and special glove which allowed the surgeon to control a robotic arm, performing the actual operation in another location.
Meanwhile, smart bandages that use nano-technology to detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to your doctor via real-time 5G are due to be trialled by Swansea University.