November 26, 2015 AT 4:00 pm

Pill Grabber #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Pill Grabber

jerrod shares:

This was designed by the Auburn University Assistive Technology Design Lab as a part of the AT design collaboration. Our students worked with a disabled military veteran who used a wheelchair and had somewhat limited dexterity. Daily, our client/user took prescription medicine and would often drop one or more, resulting in quite a challenge. While a number of telescoping “grabbers” existed on the market (claws, adhesive, magnetic), none were specialized to pick up tiny items with the geometry of prescription medicine.

Note: The grabber head was printed with NinjaFlex and the connector part was printed with ABS, though PLA should work.

download the files on: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1151612

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