Many people take for granted the simple act of eating, but those who have been seriously injured, handicapped for life or simply getting too old to adequately feed themselves know too well that it can be as arduous as climbing Mount Everest in winter; the Eye-Controlled Robotic Arm Feeding Technology (iCRATE) has been developed to help these individuals do this most basic act with ease.
Created by a team of electrical and engineering students at the Northeastern University, Eye-Controlled Robotic Arm Feeding Technology is quite intuitive. A person simply needs to look down at the plate of food in front of them and the arm will scoop up a spoonful and bring it to his or her mouth. A cheaper version compared to similar devices, it can cost up to $800 is mass-produced.
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