obi feeding robot device

Obi Feeding Robot

Individuals with muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, and more may lose the ability to feed themselves.  If you or a loved one is looking for a way to eat independently, check out the Obi Feeding Robot!

obi feeding robot device

Obi is a “first of its kind, revolutionary dining device for individuals who lack upper extremity function.”  With the touch of a switch, users can easily choose between four compartments of food and command when the food is captured and delivered to the mouth.

Here is the company’s mission:

“Our mission is to provide everyone access to independence and social inclusivity.  We strive to produce life-changing moments for our diners. Everyday, we work to achieve the most gratifying and robust product possible, while facilitating an exceptional customer experience.”

Overview of Obi Feeding Robot:

  • Graceful, life-like motions, moves smoother than a human arm which helps avoid unwanted splashes and drips
  • Automated multi-directional food capture, portion control, spoon wiping, and food repositioning keep food transfer efficient
  • Quickly and intuitively select a food delivery location from thousands of possibilities within a large volume of space
  • Six Degrees of Freedom (motors) enable intuitive gestures
  • Can be controlled by any part of the body that can activate a switch
    • Compatible with any switch that utilizes a 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
      • Pressure switches
      • Pad switches
      • Microlight switches
      • Pillow switches
      • Sip and puff
  • Weighs only 7 pounds so you can transport it wherever you go
  • Latex-free, elastic over-mold helps keep the device stationary during meals
  • 3-4 hours of use per charge
  • Reusable plate and spoon are made from food-safe, BPA-free, dishwasher safe material
  • And so much more!

Click here to learn more about the Obi Feeding Robot!

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