286-5-18-18 Bestic – Mealtime independence
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!
A number of individuals with cerebral palsy, ALS, muscular dystrophy, and more are unable to feed themselves independently. They then rely on others to help feed them. There is now an assistive eating device, called Bestic, that gives individuals back their independence during mealtimes.
The button on the device can be controlled with any part of your body such as your knee, head, or chin. Once it’s set up, you simply press the button to guide the spoon to your mouth.
Features of Bestic include:
- Runs approximately 5 hours on a full charge
- USB and 3.5 mm jack plug inputs
- Spoon height and depth are customizable to each individual
- FDA-registered Medical Deivce
- Weighs 4.4 pounds
Visit Camanio.com to learn more.
For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com. That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.