Obi – The First Dining Robot of its Kind

 

Independent, Inclusive Dining

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!

Intended Users

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.

Individuals living with the following conditions may be ideal candidates for Obi:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Amputation
  • 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


 

Effective Food Capture

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

 

 

Customized 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.

 


Switch Operation

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!

 

 

Battery Operated and Portable

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!

 

 

 

 

“I love Obi because it gives me a sense of  independence and freedom to have choices about what I eat throughout the day, when I eat throughout the day, and just really allows me to have energy throughout my day so that I can do my job and be productive. So it’s changed my life!” – Kevin F., Attorney

 

 

 

Keven’s Testimonial

Kevin in Action – Obi can be used in a variety of environments including work! Watch Kevin, a lawyer in Chicago, use Obi in his office. Obi provides independence at mealtime and can also help sustain energy throughout a work day.

Features

 

1

DETACHABLE SPOON

Obi’s spoon is magnetic and dishwasher safe, which allows for easy cleaning.

2

TEACH MODE

Obi’s Teach feature allows a caregiver to quickly tailor a food delivery location for each diner.

3

MAX FILL LINE

For an optimal experience, bowls should be filled up to the max fill line.

4

PLATE AND PLACEMAT

Obi’s plate and placemat are BPA-free, removable, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe (up to 1 minute).

5

POWER BUTTON

When activated, the power button will illuminate a continuous white and Obi will wake up and greet the diner.

6

BATTERY INDICATOR LIGHTS

Obi is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. When only one battery indicator light is illuminated and flashing, the device needs to charge.

7

TEACH MODE

Obi’s Teach feature allows a caregiver to quickly tailor a food delivery location for each diner.

8

CHOOSE SWITCH PORT

The choose feature gives the diner full control over food selection.

9

DELIVERY COMMAND PORT
(Accessibility Switch)

The delivery feature commands Obi to scoop and deliver food to the diner.

10

BATTERY CHARGING PORT

Obi’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it easy to enjoy meals on the go!

  • Battery Type – Lithium ion (48Wh / 3.2Ah)
  • Eating Time per Full Charge – Up to 4 hours
  • BPA free – Plate, Placemat, and Spoons
  • FDA Compliant Polypropylene and Colorant
  • Food Preparation Size – Up to the size of a raspberry – 3/4″ x 3/4″ (9mm x 9mm)
  • Food Bowl Volume Capacity – 4 fluid ounces per bowl (up to the fill line)
  • Dishwasher-Safe Components – Plate, Placemat, and Spoons (top rack)
  • Microwave-Safe Components – Plate (up to 1 minute intervals at a low power setting – <600 watts)
  • Refrigerator or Freezer-Safe Components – Plate
  • Recycling (#5) – Plate, Placemat, and Spoons

Accessibility Switch Compatibility

Pressure Switch

Pal Pad Switch

Micro Light Switch

Pillow Switch

Sip and Puff Switch

Click here for more information on Obi

2019-12-11T09:18:28-06:00

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