Robotic Arm Named Obi Helps People Feed Themselves

Published by , September 26, 2016 1:44 am

(Futurism) Obi is a robotic arm attached to a dinner plate that will allow people with disabilities to feed themselves. This frees them from the embarassment and the fuss of having to be fed by a caregiver. A caregiver only has to “teach” the robot on the delivery location once, and then Obi can take over.
“Every day, millions of people must be fed by caregivers, and they find the experience to be conspicuous and frustrating,” says Jon Dekar, creator of Obi. The robot enables people with multiple sclerosis, ALS, Parkinsons, and other diseases that impair fine motor control to eat on their own, with only minimal help from others.

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