Hi, everyone. My name is Matt and I have to admit I have a lot in common with people here than I expected, reading all the posts. I actually wanted some feedback if anyone is willing to give it. I have a project I'm working on. I'm hoping to develop it for people with limited mobility or others who need help living independently. It's a robotics project and I don't have it finished, but I would like to know if anyone knows what kinds of features would be useful. I would love to know what anyone thinks about it and the link to the demo video is below. It's nice to be a part of this community. Thank you.
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DH also develops what he called useful machines (robotics). I'd have to agree that the (ceiling?) track would be an issue. Picking up items is useful, but consider the benefit of a machine that monitors and delivers medication, hydration and nutrition.
Best wishes on this.
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Thank you, Epster. I'm not really in love with the rail system myself. These links can be built into anything though. So, I could make them portable, they could move around on the floor, or they can be adapted for other electronics, wearables for instance. I appreciate the suggestion. I think using it for medication and nutrition/hydration is an excellent idea.
Hi Matt, and welcome! I was an engineer in a previous life, so your project is interesting! I watched the video, and wondered whether this was step 1 of a much more involved robotic development. I noticed the tracks on which that flexible "arm" moved; that's something of a limitation, and I'd question what height the track would be mounted, and how it would get across doorways & other open areas, without becoming an obstacle. Keep up the interesting work!
Yes this is step 1 of a much larger system. I was trying to demonstrate some of what this can do, but it is practically limitless. I can turn it into almost anything. As an engineer, I really appreciate your input, and if there are any other ideas/questions you have, I would love to talk more. I don't really like the rail system much myself. I'm still trying to figure out what to offer as a first product and how to build from that.
I watched your video this morning. Thank you for helping individuals have a better quality of life. I can't give you any feedback, the video went to fast for me. Please advise if there is a way to slow the video down. Nancy
Nancy, sorry that the video was too fast. I will slow it down and give you another link to it. I appreciate any feedback, or sharing for that matter, you can give. Thanks for checking it out. I'll get back to you soon.