F. Borja de Lacy, MD
Gastrointestinal Surgery Specialist
Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
With the latest advances in surgical education, new limitations on the process of excellence training have emerged. One of the most important self-confidence. Until recently, a surgeon was trained under the dogma “seeing one procedure, performing one procedure, teaching one procedure.” That increased the level of self-experience and confidence, but it is easy to understand that expert hands did not always treat patients. Nowadays, excellence is present at all levels, and highly qualified surgeons always treat patients, so trainees must find different ways to get the same experience.
Some new technologies allow surgeons to be trained, such as virtual and augmented reality. However, we online learning has some drawbacks, such as the need for a cognitive load, the lack of motivation, or nausea. One of the most significant issues is known as network lag. Several studies have found that people who play video games do it to relieve stress, but in the presence of network lags, the experience itself creates even more stress.
One of the man is 5G technology. With a speed 100 times more than 4G, 5G allows for device interconnectivity, as it is able to support a higher number of connected devices that always learn from each other. It is the perfect structure for the development of the Internet of Things, with devices simultaneously connected in multiple locations.
At AIS Channel, we have been working with 5G equipment, for example, in the new telementored surgery. This video will review the five things that you should know about 5G technology and surgery.