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Development and integration of package opening devices with a flexible robot in a smart home environment

Bolmsjo, G. and Lorentzon, U. and Vatau, M. and Doyle, M.J. and Carus, D. and Topping, M. (2003) Development and integration of package opening devices with a flexible robot in a smart home environment. In: Proceedings of the 7th European AAATE Conference: Shaping the Future. Assistive Technology Research Series . IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9781586033736

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Abstract

This paper presents results from the project PACKAGE based on assistive technology to open packages.The project has developed a set of different tools based on user needs. This paper will focus on an automatic device, Magic-Hand, that opens packages with screw tops. A similar automatic device, Magic-Slice was also developed for packages that require a cutting action . The project is within the theme of 'Design for All' and extensive user based functional analysis has been conducted during the project work .The resulting prototypes from the project are currently under going user trials and indicative results are promising.The devices are integrated in kitchen units not to disturb the feel of a normal kitchen. Future developments include the integration of these devices in a smart home environment including a flexible robot.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 5918
Keywords: asssistive technology, Magic-hand, Magic-slice, packages, kitchen devices, flexible robot, smart home environment, Mechanical engineering and machinery
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 13:05
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5918

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