The Kinova Robotics JACO Robotic Arm System

JACO Robotics ARM

The Kinova Robotics JACO Robotic Arm System, is a 3 fingered assistive device that can be mounted to a power wheelchair (using any existing controller) giving users the ability to adapt themselves to a world which doesn’t adapt to them.

The Basics: The light weight Carbon Fiber JACO weighs just 5kg, with a 1.5 kg payload. It’s 90cm reach allows you to easily pick objects off the floor and open doors. Weatherproof and discreet, it’s easy to set up and operate opening up a whole new world to many with upper-extremity impairments.

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Neil Mercer is a Graphic Designer who works on a freelance basis, some notable projects have been for Tobias House Attendant Care inc., AYAAA a Youth Aids organization in Africa and Spectra Talent Showcase. Alongside his artistic talents Neil keeps active as a Board member of both Tobias House Attendant Care Inc. and Spectra Talent Showcase. He is also a successful event organizer with projects such as DreamsAway, Tobias House Attendant Care Inc. and the Sean Ross Memorial Summer Classic, now in its fourth year. In what spare time he has, Neil is an Goaltender in the Toronto Power Wheelchair Hockey League, an occasional public speaker as well a founding member of Equal Grounds. His interests are Music, Art,  Film, Food, and Travel.


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