Mechanical eater

Project  / Project number: 726 2006  /  Status:


The challenge

Mechanical eaterClient has arthrogryposis which limits his upper limb and hand functions making eating from a plate at table level very difficult.

A wooden tower was made to support the food plate nearer to mouth level. A mechanical lever mechanism enables the spoon or fork to be manipulated normally at plate and mouth level from a handle at tabletop level. The plate rests on a turntable so that all food on the plate can be accessed.

The client was able to eat without help.