Prehensile Technologies: robotic overbed table and wheelchair mounts



RoboTable is a robotic overbed table for beds, recliners, and wheelchairs.  It allows a user to independently deploy, position, and store mobile devices using a remote or accessible switches from a bed or chair.


RoboDesk is a robotic wheelchair mount for mobile devices.  It allows a user to independently deploy, position, and store mobile devices using accessible switches from a power wheelchair. 

Custom Assistive Technology

We can develop, prototype, and build custom assistive technology to enhance independence and quality of life.  Contact us if you are interested in our assistive technology design, prototyping, or testing services.

RoboTable Video

RoboDesk Video


Dr. Bradley Duerstock

Brad is the CEO and founder of Prehensile Technologies.  He is an Associate Professor of Biomedical and Industrial Engineering Practice at Purdue.  Brad is a power wheelchair user, medical bed user, and an assistive technology expert.

Dr. Jeff Ackerman

Jeff is the President and co-founder of Prehensile Technologies.  He received his PhD in ME from Purdue and brings 8 years of mechanical and mechatronic human-centered design.  Jeff teaches at the Colorado School of Mines.

Awesome Interns

Prehensile Technologies works with talented interns from Purdue University and the Colorado School of Mines to develop and prototype assistive technologies.  Sevy Swift (ME senior @ Mines) was our awesome intern during summer 2018. Lucas Jacob was our awesome intern during 2016.


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