Student picks hospital robot’s new nameWith over 100 entries from students in Pierce and St. Croix counties for the “Name the Robot Contest” at the River Falls Area Hospital, the name Hawkeye was selected as the winner.
With over 100 entries from students in Pierce and St. Croix counties for the “Name the Robot Contest” at the River Falls Area Hospital, the name Hawkeye was selected as the winner.
Meyer Middle School 7th grader, Joshua Langlois, who submitted the winning entry, decided Hawkeye was the perfect name for a surgical robot (da Vinci surgical system), as the robot amplifies what is seen -- similar to the eyes of a hawk.
The machine also moves smoothly like a hawk moves through the air.
As the winner of the contest, Langlois received $50 cash and his school, Meyer Middle School, received $250. He also received a private tour of the robotic surgical suite.
“We had a lot of fun collecting and reviewing entries from local children. We appreciate our community’s support and creativity for this contest.” said Dr. Kevin Hallman, medical director of robotic surgery at River Falls Area Hospital.
The da Vinci surgical system has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate to patient benefits.
Here are a few features of the robotic surgical system:
- Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
- More precision and dexterity than conventional laparoscopic surgery
- Superior visual clarity.
Together, these technological advancements provide surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures, furthermore offering patients a faster recovery, less blood loss and less pain after surgery.
For more information, about Hawkeye (daVinci surgical system) visit www.riverfallsareahospital.com/rfroboticsurgery.