Open assistive robotic arm for meal

An accessible robotic arm designed to help people with special feeding needs.

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It is not given to everyone to be able to use his arms. When that happens, having a meal could be a nightmare and making you depend on someone.
Assistives robotic solutions exist on the market but cost several thousand dollars.

Since october 2018 and a collaborative work at the Besançon's Hacking health, we believe that it is possible to realize a low cost open assistive robotic arm for meals, simple, safe and accessible.

After a first iteration on 2019 in which we’ve designed first prototypes, developed partnerships with contributors and users and finded financials supports ;
We’re now going further with a dedicated team to advance in technical, safety and regulatory fields.

Like many others, we’re convinced that open source, collective work, digital fabrication, and distributed production are a good way to solve this problem. If you too, go for it : Join or support us !

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Abdullah wrote 7 days ago point

This is impressive, Absolutely love this kind of projects

I have done similar to this project, it was automatic dog feeder. 

!Keep going :)  


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gilles.guesset wrote 06/30/2020 at 15:07 point

un projet comme on aime !

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emmanuel.coulombeix wrote 06/30/2020 at 12:37 point

A great project fore a carefully world! Like it!

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Julien OUDIN wrote 06/22/2020 at 13:41 point

Hi @Josh Starnes. Yes, we will soon bring back the 2019 prototype files (In the meantime, they can be viewed on last year's project page :

We look forward to publish our current work's and the road mad for the coming months.

Stay tuned.

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Josh Starnes wrote 06/21/2020 at 07:45 point

so are you going to upload any logs , or files from your 3d printing , or pictures of it being built?

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