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Obi Dining Robot

Dining device for individuals who lack upper extremity function.



Obi is the first of its kind, revolutionary dining device for individuals who lack upper extremity function.

With the momentary touch of a switch, Obi allows users to select between four compartments of food and to command when the food is captured and delivered to their mouth.

Obi increases independence, social interaction, and effective food capturing like never before!

Obi accommodates a spectrum of people who have difficulty feeding themselves. Diners should possess the ability to safely, and successfully, operate Obi as well as the ability to chew and swallow without assistance.

Obi’s patented features, including multi-directional food capture, portion control, spoon wiping, an food re-positioning, allow for optimal and efficient food delivery.

Obi’s setup process is fast and user-friendly. Through the Teach Mode, Obi allows the caregiver to quickly position the device for optimal use, an tailor the food delivery location for each diner.

After the delivery location is set, the diner controls their experience through the use of two accessibility switches – one to select the food, and one to command food delivery. The switch ports are 3.5 mm barrel jack (headphone jack) connectors, which makes Obi compatible with a variety of switches on the market – even Sip-and-Puff attachments!

Obi weighs approximately 7 pounds and comes equipped with a rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides up to 3 hours of eating time per full charge. Obi is perfect for eating on the go!

Obi gives the diner control over food selection and delivery by automating the motion of a human arm during eating. Through the use of the robotic arm, the device becomes and extension of the user, conducting their intent of what and when to eat.

Obi offers a 14 day trial program ($500 refundable deposit required)



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