Articulated joints with grippers are increasingly being used to aid people with disabilities. The latest 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 an ideal solution 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 3rd – 4th 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 and solutions for their own specific medical application.