3D technology is not just limited to video games and movies on the silver screen, but it seems that it can even be used to help save lives in the future. For the first time in the history of the Manchester Royal Infirmary, surgeons there have utilized full 3D projection during an operation. John Green, 62, from Openshaw, had the “honor” of being the first patient to undergo an operation to remove his prostate with the special addition of 3D projection. The team on duty naturally had to wear special glasses so that they can view the procedure in 3D. According to doctors, the advancements made in the field of robotics and 3D technologies have paved the way for superior surgical mobility with keyhole techniques. A HD display that shows off the 3D image of a hand-held robotic arm which will perform delicate surgical techniques is used for the surgeons to get the job done. 3D projection is said to deliver a greater degree of accuracy for the surgeon, and hence also reduces the risks of muscle and nerve damage associated with operations. What other fields or industries can you think of where 3D technology will come in  handy?

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