Live your best life

Imagine being able to do almost anything a human arm can do, safely and independently. The KINOVA JACOAssistive robot improves 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 power 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.

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

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

Exceptionally safe and versatile

Exceptionally safe and versatile

The KINOVA JACOAssistive robot  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.

Mount it on your 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. 

  • Made from lightweight carbon fibre and light to the touch
  • Durable and weather-resistant
  • Comes standard with our 2- or 3-finger gripper
  • Uses the same power source as a wheelchair
  • Mounted to minimize overall power wheelchair width

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
Assistive solutions for therapists

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.

Supporting you every step of the way

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!

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!