With the start of the new semester, the BLINC lab will begin working with some new trainees. We would like to welcome Quinn, McNiel, and James to the lab. Shortly, these three new students will begin their master’s research in some of the exciting projects being performed in the BLINC lab.
Welcome to the team!
Earlier in May, members of the BLINC lab launched the BLINCdev website. What is BLINCdev you may ask…
BLINCdev is an open source community centered around robotic technologies. Discussions, forums, and open sources files featuring BLINC Lab’s bento arm. More exciting releases are on the horizon, so check out the new site and get involved!
The BLINC Lab spent an exciting afternoon demonstrating upper limb prosthetic technologies at the Telus World of Science.
It was great to see the enthusiasm of all the young scientists as we demonstrated our robotic hands, arms and 3D printing.
The Blinc Lab has been very productive these summer months. A new onslaught of eager summer students have help us make some exciting progress on our main lines of research. We are looking forward to the data collection and analysis to follow.
It has been a year in the making, and now BLINC’s Handi-hand and Bento Arm are integrated. After a some mechanical improvements and a healthy amount of programming our multi-articulate hand and arm are talking and ready to participate in exciting upcoming experiments!
After much anticipation the Modular Prosthetic Limb has arrived at the BLINC lab!!!
MPL Fresh Out of the Box
This fully sensored, multi-articulate limb is capable of achieving movement in 26 degrees of freedom. The limb provides the BLINC Lab access to a ton of useful functionality and data. After an in depth training session with engineering personnel from HDT Robotics the limb is up and running. Our engineers are eager to start programming and playing with this incredibly advanced piece of equipment.
The Assembled MPL
A Closer Look
Back from the holiday break, the Blinc members are geared up for yet another productive semester. We are pleased to welcome a handful of new members and excited launch new research projects!
It has been another productive fall semester for the BlincLab. This past semester was packed full of participant trials, conferences and manuscript preparations. Looking forward to the winter term.