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 U.S. Citizen
- A veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces whose discharge was other than dishonorable
- An active member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America
- An individual living with a medical condition that limits upper extremity mobility 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 veterans must enter the giveaway by July 24, 2020 for consideration.
The winner will be chosen through a random lottery and will be notified by email no later than July 31, 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Paralyzed Veterans of America neither endorses or sponsors DESiN, LLC, or the Obi Robotic Feeding Device, and is not involved in any way in the operation of the lottery or the selection of the winner.
Giveaway Entry Form
The giveaway has ended.
The winner will be notified by Friday, July 31, 2020.
Thank you for your interest! If you are interested in pursuing a free trial at your local VA facility, please contact us at [email protected]
Obi Robot is proud to be a contracted provider on the Federal Supply Schedule under the GSA Advantage Program! We are proud to work with nationwide VA Hospitals to provide independent dining experiences to our honored Veterans!
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.