The 5G, the new generation of mobile communication, will impact people’s lives in the near future because it will involve a technological transformation. Its consequences can also be observed in the field of health.
One of the great advantages of the 5G’s staunch defenders is that it will allow any surgeon anywhere in the world to connect (with instant transmission time) to any operating room to help a colleague who has a complication or doubt. This was essentially what was done at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last February, when a 5G antenna was installed in the Optimus operating room(the most advanced in the world) of Hospital Clinic. The operating room became wireless (wireless) and was equipped with all the technology needed for this “distance mentoring” (or “telementoring”, in English). The operation, from the Clinic, was broadcast live to the attendees of the fair, with a latency (or response time) very low.