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A universal translator for surgeons

TEDxBeaconStreet 2012 · 11:41 · Filmed Nov 2012
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Laparoscopic surgery uses minimally invasive incisions — which means less pain and shorter recovery times for patients. But Steven Schwaitzberg has run into two problems teaching these techniques to surgeons around the world — language and distance. He shares how a new technology, which combines video conferencing and a real-time universal translator, could help. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

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Surgeon and technologist
Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg is on a mission to teach surgeons around the world to perform minimally invasive surgery. But first, he's had to find the right technology to allow communication across the language barrier. Full bio

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