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Alphonsus Adu-Bredu and his team are developing software as well as electrical and mechanical hardware for robots assisting individuals who cannot use their arms.                             

Alphonsus Adu-Bredu (BSME 2020) conducting a trial run for the Robotic Assistance of Activities of Daily Living for People with C4-C7 Spinal Cord Injury.

Alphonsus, a rising junior, is co-captain of the mobility team for Tufts' Robotic Assistance of Activities of Daily Living for People with C4-C7 Spinal Cord Injury. This initiative enables students from the School of Engineering (SOE) to collaborate with students from the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) with the goal of enhancing the ability of robots to assist individuals unable to use their arms. Alphonsus and his team are currently tackling voice-commanded help with the basic activities of daily living, such as getting a drink from a refrigerator, making a microwave meal, and picking up items off the floor. Watch Alphonsus test-drive a robot here!  

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