Helping humanity reach the impossible since 2006.

The original purpose of the KINOVA JACO®Assistive robot is the same today as it was back then, but our signature arm has only evolved and become more refined over time. Each arm features six-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. Made from lightweight carbon fibre, our robotic arm is durable, light to the touch and weather-resistant, and   comes standard with our grippers, meaning its three flexible fingers will firmly grasp objects of varying shapes and sizes.

Almost any power wheelchair is capable of full robotic arm integration, and uses its own accumulator to provide energy to the arm. The KINOVA JACO® Assistive robot can be mounted on your wheelchair and controlled using the chair’s joystick, head control, sip-and-puff/head array systems or almost any other interface, in any combination. The arm is mounted on your wheelchair to minimize overall width, allowing all seat movements to ensure clearance for transfer and other equipment, as well as maximizing the arm’s reach to access even the floor.

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
Empower yourself with our robotic arms

Empower yourself with our robotic arms

Take back control of your activities of daily living. If you’re living with limited or no mobility as result of any of the following conditions, our KINOVA JACO®Assistive robot can improve your daily capabilities: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, quadriplegia, upper limb amputation or spinal cord injury.

Testimonials

Sébastien

JACO really changed my life! This robotic arm quickly became the extension of myself. It allows me to be much more autonomous and independent. To accomplish different daily tasks alone, like drinking, eating and manipulating objects really improved my quality of life. To be of help to my spouse and interact with kids greatly enriches my self-respect.

Sébastien

Product Specialist at Kinova
Age: 37
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy

Laura

I had plans for my life, and they did not include "Sit at home, stay where you're safe, let others take care of you." They did include moving out, going to college, and beginning a professional career. The burning question was how to accomplish these things.The difference JACO made at first was marked. I can cook, clean, and take care of myself. When fall arrives, I will be leaving home and family to spend my freshman year of college at Brigham Young University. My goals are truly being realized. Because of JACO, they aren't ludicrous; they're possible. They aren't dangerous; they're natural. They aren't just dreams; they're reality. Because of JACO, my life is independent.

Student
Age: 18
Diagnosis: Spinal muscular atrophy

Dan

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

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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 robotic arm JACO 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

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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!