Robotics

Robot doctors will ‘absolutely’ replace surgeons

29 April 16, by: MATTHEW REYNOLDS

 

It’s only a matter of time before robots replace surgeons in the operating theatre, according to cancer specialist virtual reality surgery pioneer Shafi Ahmed.

Ahmed is a leading proponent of virtual and augmented reality within operating theatres. In April 2016 he became the first surgeon to live-stream a surgical procedure in virtual reality, with millions of people worldwide watching him remove a tumour from the colon of a patient in his 70s.

But this isn’t a new form of gory entertainment – Ahmed hopes that virtual reality can revolutionise the way surgeons are trained, especially in the developing world.

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