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 to the creation of Obi, the first robotic dining companion of its kind.
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.
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.
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, and tailor the food delivery location for each diner.
Obi comes equipped with a rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides up to 4 hours of eating time per full charge. The straight forward design of Obi makes it easy to clean. After a meal, simply wipe down Obi’s base and arm with a disinfecting wipe or damp towel. The spoon, plate, and placemat can all be washed in a sink or dishwasher.
The sleek, elegant design and operation of Obi together with the practical carry case means it is a pleasure to use both in and out of the home for all dining occasions, so a user can always stay connected to friends and family.