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multifunctional grabber


Name: Lou-Ellen

Event: TOM @ University



Dura Claw



Lou is an electric wheelchair user that would like a solution to help her pick things up off the floor, as most pick up sticks on the market are simplistic and lack the dexterity to pick up small objects such as coins as well as wider objects.


Lou's teams have created two unique prototype solutions. Team 'Innov8tors' designed a 3 claw grip system that will allow her to pick up a range of items off the floor, while Team 'Designudden'sclaw' inspired prototype is interfaced with an extendable suction cup, magnetic flippers, a silicon grip and a leg lifter so Lou can pick up items and also lift and move her leg when required.

Safety Information

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. 
TOM: Melbourne are unable to advise on the suitability of any design or device for your personal situation, however if you have general questions relating to the instructions or documentation, please contact us via our  email:

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