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Robotic Feeding Arm

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The Robotic Feeding Arm (RFA) is an assistive technology device that gives independence to people who rely on feeding assistance. This easy to use device puts people in control of all their meals by allowing the user to choose when they take their next bite.

Independence is a large factor in quality of life, however not everyone has the ability to be independent from some of life’s most basic tasks. For example, eating is a vital part of everyday life, and those who cannot feed themselves look to health care workers to aid them in this task. People with physical or mental conditions such as injuries, gross motor control, paralysis, or cognitive challenges that cause the inability to control or grasp a utensil endure a loss of independence and the reliance on another for health.

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