Independent Eating

Imagine a dining experience undaunted by limitations.

Meet Obi.

Obi is a first of its kind, revolutionary dining device for individuals who lack upper extremity function. Obi increases independence, social interaction, and effective food capture like never before.

With the momentary touch of a switch, Obi allows users to select between four compartments of food and command when the food is captured and delivered to the mouth.

Our Mission

“Provide everyone access to independence and social inclusivity.”

We strive to produce life-changing moments for our diners. Everyday, we work to achieve the most gratifying and robust product possible, while facilitating an exceptional customer experience.

Diner Spotlight: Kevin

“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!”

Innovative Features

Effective Food Capture

Automated multi-directional food capture, portion control, spoon wiping, and food re-positioning keep food transfer efficient.

Smooth Moves

Graceful, life-like motions, smoother than a human arm, avoid unwanted drips and splashes.

Hand-Guided Teach Mode

Quickly and intuitively select a food delivery location from thousands of possibilities within a large volume of space.

Personable Character

Six Degrees of Freedom (motors) enable intuitive, animated gestures.

Simple & Intuitive Diner Controls

At the click of a switch, the diner initiates the bowl selection command or food delivery command.

Switch Operation

Obi is controlled by any part of the body that can activate a switch. Obi is compatible with any switch that utilizes a 3.5mm headphone jack adapter.

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Pressure Switches


Pad Switches


Micro LIght Switches

Obi pillow switches

Pillow Switches


Sip and Puff

Diner Spotlight: William

“My Best Friend!”

Other Attributes

Reusable Spoons

Food safe material, BPA-free, dishwasher safe, two sizes available, magnetically attached.

Reusable Plate

Food safe material, BPA-free, microwave, and dishwasher safe.

Smaller than a Placemat

At a dinner table, Obi won't take up more than standard personal space.

Anti-Slip Surface

Latex-free, elastic over-mold helps keep Obi stationary during meals.

Weight of a Laptop

At 7 pounds, Obi can be picked up and transported without strain.

Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery

3-4 hours of use per charge. Use Obi on the go!

Collision Detection

Stops and backs away for safety in the event of misuse.

Water Resistant

Wipe down or disinfect the device after a meal.

Trial Program

The Obi Trial Program provides the perfect opportunity for clinicians to introduce Obi’s features to potential diners.

If you are a potential diner looking to trial Obi, please contact us below!

A diner enjoys Obi at the Grace Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center

Source: Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge

Purchase, Insurance, and Funding Options

From the Dining Room Table

Learn how Obi is empowering diners all across the world!


FDA Compliant

Class I Medical Device, 510(k) exempt
Registration #3012103590

CE Compliant

Active, Class I Medical Device, Non-Sterile, Non-Measuring

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Contact Obi

+1 (844) 435-7624