Eating is one of life’s great pleasures, but this isn’t the case for millions of people – and we don’t think that’s right. We feel everyone deserves access to an independent and empowering dining
experience. This mission has led us to create Obi, the first robotic dining companion of its kind.
Customized Delivery Position
Obi’s setup process is fast and user-friendly. Through position the device for optimal use, and 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 .
Battery Life and Portability
Obi weighs approximately 7 pounds and comes equipped with a rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides up to 4 hours of eating time per full charge. Obi is perfect for eating on the go!
Obi accommodates a spectrum of people who have difficulty feeding themselves. Users should possess the ability to safely, and successfully, operate Obi as well as the ability to chew and swallow
without assistance. Individuals living with the following conditions may be ideal candidates for Obi:
• Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
• Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC)
• Cerebral Palsy
• Essential Tremor
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Spinal Cord Injury
• Other conditions impairing upper extremity motor control