One winner will receive an Obi Robotic Dining Device. The device is shipped with a plate/placemat, two spoons, and two pressure accessibility switches.
To qualify for the giveaway, each entrant must be:
- A member of AMCSI
- A U.S. Citizen
- 5 years old or older
- An individual diagnosed with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC)
- An individual who requires caregiver feeding assistance
- An individual who possesses the ability to safely, and successfully, operate Obi as well as the ability to chew and swallow without assistance
All interested individuals must enter the giveaway by October 25, 2020 for consideration.
The winner will be chosen through a random lottery and will be notified by email on October 30, 2020. The lottery will be solely conducted by DESiN, LLC (the manufacturer of the Obi). The winning individual will receive one Obi Robotic Feeding Device, two pressure accessibility switches, two spoons, and a plate/placemat.
Thank you for your interest in the AMCSI Obi Giveaway! The giveaway entry period has ended.
The winner will be notified by Friday, October 30th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
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!
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)
- 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.
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.
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!
Accessibility Switch Compatibility
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.
The Obi Trial Program provides the perfect opportunity for potential diners to familiarize themselves with Obi’s features.
Note: Individuals who plan to submit for insurance reimbursement may be required to trial the device in the presence of a clinician for documentation purposes. Please contact Obi if you have questions about the required documentation.