Articulated joints with grippers are increasingly being used to aid people with disabilities. A video from igus shows how robolink technology, which integrates its multi-axis joints and drive unit, with a 3-jaw angle gripper can be used to create an auxiliary arm for wheelchair users.
Featuring five DOF (degrees of freedom), with variable arm lengths due to the modular design, robolink is proving well suited for pick and place operations. When equipped with a direct drive incorporated within the joint, robolink modules can be combined to create lightweight and cost-effective articulated arms from one to as many as six degrees of freedom.
During this year’s Medtec event, held on 3–4 March at the ExCeL, London, visitors to the igus stand (H310) will have the opportunity to meet with technical experts for practical advice and guidance on selecting igus products for their own specific medical application.
To watch a short clip on the demonstrating a robolink articulated arm use in a wheelchair application, please follow this link: www.igus.co.uk/RobolinkForWheelchairs.