NSM to distribute robotic eating device

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility is partnering with Desin to distribute its Obi robotic eating device nationwide. The device, which fits within the size of a dinner placemat, features a robotic arm that can select food from four compartments and deliver it to the diner, so they can eat from a spoon, according to a press release. “This product showcases the powerful impact technology can bring to our industry,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. “We are pleased to add Obi to the list of assistive technology solutions available for our clients.” The Obi was recently selected as a gold winner in the Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products Category at the 20th annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition. “The partnership with NSM is a game changer in our mission to make Obi more easily available nationwide,” said Jon Dekar, inventor and co-founder of Desin.