You could probably adapt one of the delta robots for doing iphone/ipad
testing to this by adding a different control setup.
Something like that should be possible. controlling the robot I have no
idea for though. but this could easily end up half of the equation or
at least give a starting point.
After that I'd look to see if 3 axis is really needed and some kind of
plotter setup might be better, e.g. like an etch-a-sketch on top of it
and then have a "press" thing that moves a stylus onto the screen when
he wants to actually touch something. that could leave the screen less
obstructed and easier to use.
you might even just want to wait until a little later this fall when
apple sends out the next ipad iteration (did they already?) since it's
supposed to have siri which could enable him to use it much better
anyway if he can already talk (i assume so since you mention phone calls)
On 09/06/2012 03:15 PM, Jose Ramos wrote:
> Hello All
> my apologies for not being a regular, and also for this shameless plea
> for help! But I can certainly use everyone's help! with all the
> creativity out there I am just sure something can be done with out
> having to wait for the insurance, just to denie him purchases of gear
> that would increase his quality of life, ok so here it goes! I have a
> friend who is a quadriplegic, and recently has been admitted to a
> nursing home. The challenge here is to design a three (3) axis cnc
> type device that he can put his ipad into so that he can operate it by
> himself. Completely by himself! Imagine not being able to use your
> hands or feet, and being totally dependent on some one to do a simple
> task as pressing the buttons on your ipad just to listen to music,
> make a call or even text!
> When he was home this wanst to bad of a deal cuz the in house nurse
> was able to press buttons for him, but now due to recent events he has
> become a ward of the state, and the orderlies and old retireing nurses
> have no idea how to use his gear, and frankly I would be worried they
> would jack it all up. Anyway, he can move his head from his neck up,
> when he is in his electric wheel chair he can operate it via a mouth
> So can you all help out by putting your creativity to work! When I get
> my 3D printer going I will be able to print the parts needed to make
> the items for the contraption.....help me OBI WAN'S your my only
> hope..... :)
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