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Successful ultra-HD live stream of surgery

On 11 December 2013, Waag, SURFnet and UMCU organized the pilot event Future Operations. For the first time in the world live footage in ultra-HD quality (4K) was sent via a live stream from the surgery room to a lecture room.

Following an operation live, missing no detail. For medical students and professionals this could be a huge advantage, and with utra-HD live streaming we are making this happen at the highest level. The pilot Future Operations is part of the project CineGrid Medical, which is all about medical applications of 4K: ultra-HD quality picture and sound. This footage is four times as sharp as normal HD material and opens up many possibilities for innovation in the medical world.

Read this blog about the live streamed operation here.