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Man creates device to help grandfather feed himself

Ana Duarte 于 2017-01-19 15:08 分享

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The robot, made of BPA plastics, works by having an arm which feeds the person. But first, the caregiver has to teach the robot the delivery location, and then it will take charge.

The arm selects virtually any properly sized food from one of four compartments. Then it delivers the food to one of several thousand potential locations where the diner can eat from the spoon.

Obi has a rechargeable battery which can work for about four hours, and can be carried around easily. On average, the device can serve from four to six meals without having to be recharged.

“We believe dining is one of life’s greatest pleasures that absolutely everyone should enjoy. What our device stands for is equally as important as what it does. It represents our belief that living with physical challenges can be fulfilling and inspiring. Technology, and specifically robotics, combined with modern design, should facilitate that”, the inventor explained.

In 2010 Jon and his father Tom founded their company - DESῙN – and they have been improving Obi so that it can be of assistance to more people globally.

“This has been an incredible journey to go from my dorm room prototype to having Obi units manufactured and ready to sell. During this journey, I’ve met so many amazing people who face incredible challenges with grace and strength. It’s an honor and privilege to be able to help them reclaim something as fundamental as eating a meal together with friends and family”, Jon stated.

Obi can be bought online, costing $4,500.

Adapted from: http://prn.to/29R3jGF
https://youtu.be/x_lrNuZlin4

More info: https://meetobi.com

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关于发明者

Jon Dekar, from USA, was an engineering student when he built the first prototype of Obi, in 2006, a robotic device designed to help people with physical disabilities feed themselves. Jon was inspired by his aging grandfather and by a young girl he met, who suffered from Arthrogryposis.

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