There are all kinds of disabilities that keep people from doing as many things as they want to on their own. Some are genetic and some are caused by accidents but regardless of how, losing independence can be a terribly depressing reality for many people. OBI is the robotic arm that wants to help people with disabilities gain their independence in one are; eating.
This is a robot that feeds people who have physical disabilities. In order to use this device, they will have to have the ability to access some minor controls as well as understand simple instructions. They still need a caregiver to set it up but once the food is in, the individual can eat at their own pace. It is a robotic arm that scoops and serves the food to the person eating.
This allows for them to have some margin of independence with their food. It also lets them enjoy meals with their families instead of having to be fed by them. OBI is $4,500.