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Hands-Off Health Tech

We look at two new pieces of health technology which allow medics to treat people without touching them. Breast cancer fatality rates in India are higher than in other countries because women are often reluctant to go for screening. A start up called Niramai wants to change this. They use thermal imaging and machine learning to screen for breast cancer without patients having to be seen or touched by a doctor. Plus, we hear about a new company using augmented reality to connect surgeons in operating theatres around the world. Proximie allows medical professionals to help or observe surgery in progress from anywhere on their computer or tablet. It’s already been deployed in 500 hospitals. Presenter: Jo Mathys Reporters: Chhavi Sachdev and Lucy Burns Produced by Lucy Burns for the BBC World Service. Picture: Remote operation (credit: Proximie)

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