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Eating Independently


Metro Makeathon




Dati is seeking a solution so that he can have more independence while eating, and therefore spend more time working on his biggest passion – graphic design. Dati lives with hand tremors and finds it difficult to hold and use cutlery without assistance. A possible solution must be affordable and easy to use without a carer/parent.


Team Dati have created a robotic feeding system that can be controlled by Dati's foot. An open-source robotic arm has been adapted to include cutlery attachments, and can be moved in a scooping motion. The system also includes an interactive bowl/plate mover for ease of use.

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All digital product files on this page are provided as conceptual designs and were developed by volunteers through a TOM: Melbourne event or program.
The design file is provided in the interest of sharing ideas and promoting collaboration. The design as described in the document(s) has not been tested or assessed for safety. Please do not attempt to use any device built using these instructions without first seeking appropriate professional advice on the safety and suitability of the device for your personal situation. 
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