Obi feeding device


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Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but this isn’t the case for millions of people. Everyone deserves access to independent and fulfilling dining experiences. Obi is a turnkey eating aid that takes the focus away from physically managing the feeding process, providing a sense of freedom and independence.

Obi accommodates a spectrum of people who have difficulty feeding themselves. It works by automating the motion of a human arm and becomes an extension of the diner, allowing them to select the food of their choice and dictating the pace at which the food is fed to them.

With just two buttons, an on/off button and one to teach the feeding delivery position, it couldn’t be simpler. Just sit at the table and place Obi’s spoon in front of the diner’s mouth and Obi will remember that feeding position until a new delivery position is taught.

Obi is FDA compliant (21-CFR, Class 1 Medical Device), and UL certified. Made with FDA approved food-grade and BPA free plastics. Microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe.

Customized Delivery Position

A caregiver can quickly position the device for optimal use and tailor the food delivery location for each diner.

Dining Efficiency

Patented features, including multi-directional food capturing, portion control, spoon wiping, and re-positioning, allow for optimal and efficient food delivery.

Independent Dining

The diner controls their experience through the use of accessibility switches - one to select the food, and one to command the food delivery. Obi is compatible with an type of ability switch, including sip 'n puff.

Switch Operation

Operates with most accessibility switches, operated by any part of the body that can activate the switch, even sip ‘n puff switches.

Automated Delivery

Portion control, food positioning and mulit-directional food capture, plus drip avoidance and spoon scraping for effective and efficient feeding.

One-touch Teach Mode

Using the feeding arm, show Obi (just once), where the diner is in relation to the bowls and then press the ‘save’ button. It is now programmed to select and deliver food.

Compact and Discreet

Easy set up and it uses the same amount of space on a table as any diner would use. Quiet operation with smooth, fluid motion that mirrors the natural arm movement of other diners.

Easy Cleaning

After meal time, simply wipe down the base and arm with a disinfecting wipe or damp towel. The spoons, plate, and placemat are dishwasher safe.

Lightweight and Portable

Compact and discrete, weighs just 7 lbs. Folds down to 12" x 17" x 6" size. Powered with a rechargeable lithium ion battery, making it perfect to pack up and eat anywhere. Up to 4 hours of eating time provided.

Diners should possess the ability to safely, and successfully, operate Obi as well as the ability to chew and swallow without assistance.

  • Enhance social interaction during meals and improve caregiver productivity through alleviation of time pressures and stress.

  • Ensure food is captured effectively. Obi is sophisticated in automating portion control, food re-positioning, multi-directional food capture and drip avoidance.

  • Operate quietly, using graceful, life-like motions and personable gestures.

  • Accommodate thousands of possible food delivery locations. The caregiver simply guides Obi’s arm by hand, enabling a new location to be taught in seconds.

Obi includes interchangeable spoons which attach with magnets and are designed for a comfortable feel and efficient food capture; specially designed plate that holds four courses and is made with food/microwave/dishwasher/freezer safe materials; non-skid pad that holds Obi in place by gripping any table surface. Power and Teach buttons are touch-sensitive and wipe-down safe.


Suitable for


Obi accommodates a spectrum of people who have difficulty feeding themselves.