Sunday, April 15, 2012

Week TechVideo, 2012 #15 - An helping hand

Ulf Andersson from Sweden, sent me some information about a project he has been developing - The Andersson Helping Hand (Andersson´s Hjälpande Hand), as he calls it.

This project aims do address the needs of people that lack enough strength to hold/grip an ordinary drinking glass - What many of us take for granted, is for people with aches or disabilities to hold/grip, an impossible obstacle in every day life.
People with shakes, are left out to plastic mugs where both hands are used to grip the mug - which reminds of mugs for children, and that´s not worthy for an adult person.

This Helping Hand has been developed with the purpose to help people suffering from diseases like: arthralgia, fibromyalgia, rheumatism or milder motor disorders such as milder shakes.


The Prototype
A working prototype was developed and tested with LEGO. A final product is intended to be manufactured in metal or plastic (the arm construction and the tower construction) and in stainless steel (the glass platform). The Product is to be used by the kitchen table and/or by the kitchen sink.



For more detailed information, you may also read from the full Product Description written by Ulf, here.


2 comments:

Allanp said...

This is excellent work. I sure hope he succeeds in translating it into a finished robot. Best of luck.

Steven Schifter said...

This is a great concept. I also hope it becomes a real product. Good luck, Ulf! :)

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