SECOM
Meal-assistance Robot My Spoon
Top Usage Type of food User feedback Publication FAQ
My Spoon can be operated in either manual, semi-automatic or automatic mode.
Manual Mode
Maximum flexibility and control is obtained by fully controlling the spoon with the joystick.
By moving the joystick in all four directions (up, down, left, right), any food item within the included tray can be eaten in any desired order.

1. Using the joystick, select the compartment from the included tray which contains the desired food item.
2. After the spoon reaches the compartment, use the joystick to fine-tune its position near the item.
3. After the spoon is in place, instruct the spoon to grasp the food by using the joystick.
4. The spoon will grasp the item and automatically approach the mouth. When the mouth comes in contact with the spoon, the fork will automatically retract.
Semi-automatic Mode
Simplified user operation, however a specific food item cannot be selected.
After selecting a desired compartment within the included tray, My Spoon will automatically grasp a food item in the compartment.

1. Using the joystick, select the compartment from the included tray which contains the desired food item.
2. The spoon will automatically grasp an item and approach the mouth. When the mouth comes in contact with the spoon, the fork will automatically retract.
Automatic Mode
By simply pressing a button, My Spoon will automatically select a compartment, grasp a food item and carry it toward the mouth.

1. When the button is pressed, the spoon will automatically grasp a food item from within the included tray and carry it towards the mouth.
2. When the mouth comes in contact with the spoon, the fork will automatically retract.
Controllers
Three types of controllers are available.

Standard Joystick
Recommended for users who can accurately control a joystick.

Dimensions:
45mm x 45mm (base), 144mm (height)
Automatic mode button
Recommended for those who cannot operate a joystick. (Requires standard joystick for initial setup)

Dimensions:
85mm (diameter), 20mm (thickness)
Reinforced Joystick with Button
Recommended for users who can not accurately control a joystick due to trembling. With more resistance built into the joystick, it requires large, deliberate commands to operate. A large push-button is included for mode changes.

Dimensions:
Reinforced joystick : 50mm x 50mm (base), 154mm (height)
Push-button : 33mm (diameter), 15mm (thickness)
Guidelines for choosing operating mode and device
User Attributes Recommended operating mode Controlling appendage Operating device
No trembling Normal endurance

C-4 spinal cord injury, Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Manual mode
Interaction: Normal
Flexibility: High
Chin or fingers Standard joystick
Palm Reinforced joystick
and button
Slight trembling Limited endurance

Cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy
Semi-automatic mode
Interaction: Low
Flexibility: Medium
Chin or fingers Standard joystick
Palm Reinforced joystick
and button
Ability to press a button
(Difficulty with operating a joystick)

Cerebrovascular disease
Automatic mode
Interaction: Minimum
Flexibility: Low
Any appendage Automatic mode button
For further information or inquiries
SECOM Co., Ltd.
1-5-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
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