This ‘Low-cost Robotic Arm for Handicapped People’ is a physical assistant developed for helping individuals with limited mobility. It is designed to be attached to the wheelchair of the physically challenged individual who can make use of external assistance. It enables the individual to perform everyday tasks such as picking objects, buying groceries, opening or closing the doors and other household tasks which can prove to be tiresome in the absence of an external assistance. The arm is controlled through, either intuitive joysticks or a smartphone application wirelessly.
Thanks to Prof. Brian Surgenor for the funding. Developed in Queen's University.