In an health care home for disabled adult, we’ve developed a fab lab to work with users on special needs challenges. We’re using 3D printing, electronics prototyping to design solutions. Since last year, we’re working on an open source assistive arm for meal : Helping robotic’s 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 and accessible. We have designed prototypes made from 3D printed parts and open source electronic hardware which will facilitates reproductibility and access to hardware. These prototypes are from a mechanical design point of view suitable for adults, wheelchair users or children at the table. We now need to continue the programming work and some design points to make it transportable, safe and functional for meals. We want to federate a community to design together this open assistive robotic arm and ensure its dissemination.

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