Live Your Best Life

Imagine being able to do almost anything a human arm can do, safely and independently. The Kinova® Jaco® assistive robotic arm improves the quality of life for everyone: users gain autonomy to reach their potential, and occupational therapists can focus more on quality of care.

Designed to integrate fully into your daily life, and to be mounted on a motorized wheelchair, our signature robotic arm, known around the world as 'Jaco', is assisting people with limited or no upper limb mobility to achieve what was once impossible.

The Kinova Jaco assistive robotic arm features 6-axis movement corresponding to shoulder, elbow, and wrist, allowing 16 movements in all to mimic the smoothness and versatility of a fully functioning human arm. Mount it on your motorized wheelchair and take full control using the chair’s joystick, head control, sip-and-puff, head array system, or almost any other interface, in combination.

Testimonials

Dan assistive robotic arm user

My life completely changed the day Jaco was in my possession. In 2003, I sustained a cervical level spinal cord injury after falling from a trampoline. For twelve years, I have relied on the assistance of others to pick things up when I drop something on the floor, get me a drink, or carry items that I can't pick up. However, my life completely changed the day Jaco was in my possession. Jaco can perform simple tasks, and he can assist me with a variety of complex tasks, too. Jaco can even hold my camera for me! Kinova, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Dan

Graduate student/videographer/media producer
Age: 29
Diagnosis: Spinal cord injury

Isabelle assistive robotic arm user with Kinova Jaco arm

The discovery of Jaco has been a major revelation in my life. Born in Montreal, I grew up having a busy lifestyle.  As far back as I can remember, I always thrived on adventure and challenges. Life served me well. Then I had a car accident the day before my 22nd birthday.  Quadriplegic since that day, I get around in a motorized wheelchair and I only have partial movement of my arms, with no dexterity in my fingers. I worked really hard since the beginning to get back my maximum independence and continue to search for ways to become even more so. The discovery of the Kinova Jaco robotic arm has been a major revelation in my life. He brings me independence, but just as important, a feeling of safety and security. I can now grab a beverage and drink it without a straw, pick up objects when they fall to the floor without having to wait for someone to be there to pick it up for me. I can press elevator buttons that are often too high in public places. There’s also a lot less worry for me and my 'entourage' when I am alone in my apartment.

Isabelle

Volunteer devoted to the social integration of people with disabilities
Age: 48
Diagnosis: Spinal cord injury

Kinova Jaco ultra-lightweight black & gray carbon fiber assistive robotic arm delicately manipulates an egg with its gripper

Exceptionally Safe and Versatile

Made from lightweight carbon fiber, it is smooth to the touch. Durable and weather-resistant (IPX2), it comes standard with our 3-finger gripper. It uses the same power source as the motorized wheelchair and the arm is mounted in a way that minimizes overall motorized wheelchair width. At the maximum, it can add up to 8 cm.

  • Low power consumption
  • User-friendly interface and control
  • No pinch points
  • Fingers are easily replaceable
  • Optional Kinova Lift Arm

3 Finger Option

Wrist angle

60 °

Weight

5,2 kg

Payload

1,6 kg

Reach

900 mm

Power consumption

25 W

2 Finger Option

Wrist angle

60 °

Weight

5,0 kg

Payload

1,8 kg

Reach

900 mm

Power consumption

25 W
Woman in a white lab coat occupational therapist doctor assistive professionals

Assistive Solutions for Therapists

When another human’s well-being is in your hands, you want to be sure you’re creating the best conditions possible for both your client and yourself. Whether you’re an occupational therapist, a home-care assistant, or somewhere in between, our assistive technology enables you to bring functionality and autonomy back into your clients’ daily lives, helping them to achieve extraordinary.

Kinova technicians beside a man in a motorized wheelchair with Kinova Jaco robotic assistive arm

Supporting You Every Step of the Way

From the day you reach out to us, to evaluating your individual needs and helping find funding support, a Kinova specialist will guide you and answer all of your questions and concerns. And you can bet they’ll be by your side on the best day of your life to install your very own 'Jaco' robotic arm and teach you the extraordinary things you’ll now be able to do! We look forward to speaking with you.

Jaco Assistive Robot Technical Documentation

Reach Out to Us Any Time

Whether you need total or partial assistance to perform daily tasks, we want to guide you towards the best product for you. Contact us to book a demo with one of our specialists, request a personalized quote, or simply to learn more about our products, we're here to guide you every step of the way!