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Galleries // 2024 Spark:Spring Student // JOINT : Universal Robot Arm

JOINT : Universal Robot Arm


Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Seokoo Yeo
Design Type: Product & industrial, Robotics, AI, Universal
Company / Organization / School: Hongik University
Team Members: Ahyeon Seo Sanghee Park

In our daily lives, tasks without the use of hands pose significant challenges. With a growing number of individuals facing cerebral lesions, cerebral palsy, and amputations, many struggle to perform basic activities. Rehabilitation processes are often slow, leading to frustration for users and caregivers alike. Introducing 'JOINT,' a robotic service designed to act as a substitute for hands and aid in rehabilitation. This assistive arm robot enhances the daily lives of wheelchair users by assisting with tasks such as moving, fetching, and holding items, as well as activities like eating and dressing. With detachable add-on products, JOINT can be tailored for rehabilitation exercises or equipped with modules for tasks like eating with a spoon or brushing teeth. By providing essential assistance, JOINT serves as a bridge for users to regain independence and join normal life.