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Age Range: 11-14
Duration: 0-29 mins
  • D&T
  • Biology

Is remote surgery safe?

Identify the advantages and disadvantages of remote or robotic surgery

Telemedicine is a new and fast developing field in healthcare. Even 20 years ago the idea of a surgeon being able to operate a robot from hundreds of miles away in order to perform an operation seemed like science fiction.

Today, this is not only possible but engineers, working with scientists and doctors, are now designing robotic systems which will be able to operate on patients with no human intervention at all.

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In this activity, learners will explore the impact of modern technology on science, using telemedicine and robotics as a context.

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Robotic surgery

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