Meet Obi

What is Obi?

Obi is a revolutionary adaptive eating device for individuals with upper extremity strength and mobility limitations. 

Through the use of customizable accessibility switches, Obi allows its users to be in control of what they eat and when. 

Obi increases independence, social interaction, meal enjoyment, and well being.

"Obi has given me back the ability to feed myself and has helped me gain back ten pounds. This is the first time I've ever gained something since my diagnosis."

Other Attributes

Get the facts about Obi.

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 or on the wheelchair tray, 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

Weighs 7lbs

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.

How does Obi work?

Obi is a simple and easy to use adaptive eating device! Watch the below video for a quick overview of how Obi works!

Using Obi is as easy as 1, 2, 3!


Set Up




Clean Up

Is Obi right for me?

Obi accommodates most individuals who are living with a condition affecting their upper extremity function. Users should possess the ability to safely and successfully operate Obi, as well as the ability to chew and swallow without assistance. Candidates for Obi may be living with the following conditions:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Amputation
  • Arthrogryposis Multiple Congenita (AMC)
  • Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Other Conditions Impacting Upper Extremities

Any information provided on this website is for educational or informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice or consultation with a healthcare professional. Consult your clinician to see if Obi is right for you.

There are several ways to experience Obi to see if it is right for you, your client or loved one!

How do I get an Obi?

There are many ways to get an Obi and we are happy to help you! To initiate any of the below processes, please contact us!

Food options

Almost any food can work with Obi as long as it is prepared correctly! 

We recommend that solid foods be between the size of a pea and grape to ensure that Obi can properly pick the food up with the spoon. Larger solid foods should be cut to these sizes. 

Sticky foods, such as mac & cheese or mashed potatoes may result in larger bites due to their consistency. You can add extra cream, butter, cheese or broth to make sure the food doesn’t clump together. 

Liquid foods such as soup, stew, cereal, pudding, etc. all work well!

Our users have fun trying foods with Obi and are always impressed with what Obi can do! 

This photo shows the Obi tray, full of delicious foods


Your order will arrive with a new Obi device, set of pressure switches, plate, placemat, two spoons and a charging cable. The box will also contain the user manual, quick start guide, and welcome sheet with information necessary to setup and use Obi.

Users can order additional:

  • Spoons (large & small)
  • Plates
  • Placemats
  • Pressure Switches
  • Charging Cables
  • Carrying Box


FDA Compliant
Class 1 Medical Device, 510(K) exempt
Registration #3012103590

CE Compliant
Active, Class 1 Medical Device, Non-Sterile, Non-Measuring

Research Study Opportunity: Are you interested in trying Obi and participating in a research study? Get more info here.

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