Automated Laser Pointing Device for Capuchin Monkey Helpers

Automated Laser Pointing Device for Capuchin Monkey Helpers

Automated Laser Pointing Device for Capuchin Monkey Helpers

Designer:  John C. Newton

Client: Jill, Helping Hands Monkey Helpers, Boston, MA 

Abstract

            The automated laser pointing device enables persons of limited mobility to point out an object in their environment. Capuchin monkey helpers are trained to respond to the laser by retrieving the selected object(s) or by performing a task on the selected object(s). The device consists of a hand-held joystick that communicates the desired coordinates wirelessly to a receiver. The receiver controls the position of the laser via two servos. This device allows persons of limited mobility to have more control over their environment and decreases their dependence on their caretakers.

Automated Laser Pointing Device for Capuchin Monkey Helpers

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