HelloSpoon Provides Feeding Options for the Disabled

For patients with disabilities which affect the upper extremities, simple tasks such as feeding can become burdensome. These patients often struggle to feed themselves, or have to rely on a caretaker to help them with feeding. Now, Luis Garcia, a mechanical engineer in Mexico has designed a device which will help disabled patients with feedings. The device, known as the HelloSpoon, is a robotic feeder. Users place the HelloSpoon at their dining table, and the robotic feeder is equipped with a spoon and tilted bowl. Users turn the HelloSpoon on with a smartphone and control the device with voice commands. Garcia is raising money for the marketing of HelloSpoon through Indiegogo. For more information and to see how the HelloSpoon works, click on the video above.

(Source: medGadget)

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