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Wheelchair Mounted Robotic Arm

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JACO Robotic Arm

The JACO Robotic Arm gives independence to people with advanced muscular or severe upper extremity disabilities. It attaches to a power wheelchair (or countertop, or bedside table) and can grasp objects to complete tasks as complex as putting a ring on someone's finger. Using the wheelchair controller, the JACO robotic arm can help its user take a drink, retrieve something the user dropped, open the fridge to grab a snack, etc. It interfaces with most controllers—including sip-n-puffs, headrest

Thought Controlled Wheelchair-Mounted Robotic Arm

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: Scientists at the University of South Florida have created a prototype of a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm controlled by thought to be used by individuals with ALS or full body paralysis. This device will allow those with severely limited mobility to perform simple daily activities for him- herself. EEG scans have allowed patients with ALS to communicate through monitored electronic brain impulses (P300 brain waves). Using these EEG-related technologies with the


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