Rotating Shelf 2000: A Remote Controlled Automated Shelf/Storage SystemBy Harimoto, Juji; Mao, Davy; Chan, Lori; RESNA 2000: Technology for the New Millenium, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 156-158
Publication Date: June/July 2000
Paper describing Rotating Shelf 2000, which is designed for by individuals with physical disabilities in their activities of daily living. The focus of the design is mainly to aid those who have difficulty standing and use a wheelchair or who mostly sit in a chair while at home. These could include individuals with significant problems of reaching, due to spinal cord injury, osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal weakness, joint contracture, and lack of energy. The design is made up of three basic components: a platform, a motor, and a housing unit. The supporting box would house the motor, where the platform was to be placed above the supporting box. The finished prototype rotates at a fixed speed and can be operated through a remote controlled system. The rotating shelf is capable of bringing objects placed on top of the platform to reaching distance of the user. This allows users with disabilities to live a more independent life.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)