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ATMakers, how Rovotics is giving back to the community

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ATMakers, how Rovotics is giving back to the community

As some of you may know, for quite some time now, Rovotics has been working with an organization called ATMakers, a group dedicated to contributing to assistive technology. Tools that Rovotics creates can be extremely helpful to those with physical or cognitive challenges, and we would like to contribute that knowledge for the greater good.

Rovotics engineer Michael Equi programming a microcontroller

Rovotics engineer Michael Equi programming a microcontroller

Tech that is relatively easy for us to create can have a huge impact on those who need it, and often the Assistive Technology (AT) industry is behind the curve, and doesn’t have solutions that people may need. We step in to work personally with individuals who would benefit form this kind of technology.

Price is another benefit of us working personally with people. We can often provide cheaper, more personally engineered solutions compared to corporate players.

St. Francis Fembots engineer Amy Kiyama measuring a mount for David’s wheelchair

St. Francis Fembots engineer Amy Kiyama measuring a mount for David’s wheelchair

Currently, Rovotics is working alongside St. Francis Robotics (Fembots) to engineer a saliva suction device for David Bekhour. The device is built simply, using suction tube, a Feather microcontroller, and various pre-made products. Once completed, the project will be open sourced and well-documented for others to replicate.

Currently, we’re working with David closely to customize the solution further for him. Unfortunately, it’s often hard to find time due to our various other projects, but we’ve been making good progress. Keep updated with our progress by signing up for our email updates.

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