KEYE-TV: Kids Learn About Surgery From Robot

KEYE-TV visited the Thinkery’s Meet the Robot and Be a Surgeon event sponsored by Children’s Urology. Dr. Danielle Sweeney, the first pediatric physician trained on the da Vinci medical device, helped children (and adults!) get an idea what it’s like to be a surgeon using this innovative surgical option. The goal of the event was to expose children to science and innovation using an interactive surgical simulation.

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Kids Learn About Surgery From Robot

Today at The Thinkery, kids got the chance to use a real medical robot.KEYE-TV Meet the Robot Sweeney

The robot translates the surgeon’s hand motions into a 3-D control system to make more precise movements. This allows surgeons to perform more delicate surgical procedures with just tiny keyhole incisions.

“I think with younger kids it helps them get interested in a lot of the science and technology behind it,” said Dr. Sweeney, Pediatric Urologist at Children’s Urology. “It lets them know that, yes, this is very sophisticated equipment but it’s fun.”