Learn more about the people who made Obi a reality.


Provide people with magical moments that inspire a mindset undaunted by limitations and excited about possibilities.

HISTORY OF desin-logo

In high school, Jon Dekar witnessed his Grandfather’s frustration of eating dependently due to Corticobasal Degeneration.  As eating is one of life’s great pleasures and a basic human need, Jon expected there would be amazing technologies available to help people eat – they did not exist.  With the belief that everyone deserves access to an independent and enjoyable dining experience, he became determined to make his idea a reality for people.  Jon and his team introduced Obi to the world after ten years of persistence.

Portrait of Tom and Jon Dekar, CEO and President of Desin and the minds behind the Obi self feeder