Assistive devices 2018

These projects were created by Hobart College students in 2018 studying Robotics and Game Design (Engineering Design 2).

Working in teams and given only three weeks, their challenge was to make a robotic assistive device.

Teams were assessed for their planning, presentation, and documentation. As part of the presentation, projects were evaluated by self- and peer-assessment according to the following criteria…

  • Creativity and innovation – How unique and imaginative is the idea?
  • Effectiveness and usability – How well does it do what it was intended to do?
  • Level of difficulty – How ambitious was the project?
  • Communication – How much effort has been put into the presentation?

 

  • Remote-Control Claw
    The Remote-Controlled Claw is an assistive device designed for people who may have troubles in mobility or trouble working complex machines such as the elderly. The robot uses a simplified remote control for simple use of the robot itself, allowing the user to be able…
  • Final Robot Build
    T.P.R (Tele-Presence Robot)
    T.P.R (Tele-Presence Robot) is a unique robot that can be controlled remotely by Skype from any location. It is capable of doing almost anything from surveillance, communication, mobility – getting to smaller areas, carrying various equipment and/or items. Our robot (with a couple of attachments) could preform any…
  • ExoArm
    We chose to make a prototype robotic hand designed to assist people suffering from Parkinson's disease, and other debilitating conditions that effect the motor function - in other words the strength and dexterity - of the fingers and hand. An exo-skeleton arm, or ExoArm. …
  • The Whiteboard Wischer
    Our robot is designed to help teachers, and other whiteboard users, to automatically clear a whiteboard of writing. Using magnets to hold the EV3 brick up, the robot is able to effortlessly glide across vertical surfaces and uses felt along…
  • Pain in the A*** Alarm Clock
    What do you do when your alarm clock rips you out of your slumber in the morning? Hit the snooze button? Well, if you snooze you lose, and so we have put together an alarm that will get you out of bed whether you like it or not. Our…
  • Eyes for the Blind
    Our assistive device is a wearable robot that you could use to help you navigate around an area despite whatever reason you might not be able to see. The device uses the ultrasonic sensor to tell how far away something is in front of you, and beeps when you get too close. The device also has…
  • Book Stand
    The book holder effectively upgrades on the inconvenience of holding a book, allowing for automation in a previously unexplored area. This book stand allows readers to take drinks, read the page selected and to take notes. It does this through a clamp system controlled via two…
  • Butler Bot
    Have you ever just said "I don't have enough hands to carry all this stuff"? Instead of walking back and forth carrying things, Butler Bot can hold and transport items for you. Butler Bot is a device that gives an extra hand when moving around. From carrying a bottle…