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Age Range: 11-14 | 14-16
Duration: 0-29 mins
  • Biology
  • D&T

What is remote surgery?

Learn about the robots used to perform remote surgery and the important role of electromagnetism

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.

This activity is a quick, engaging introduction to a lesson using telemedicine and robotics as a context to explore electromagnetism and the link between technology and real-life science.

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