Various attempts have been made to provide a feeder device which will assist or
help the physically disabled individuals to have their meal independently and
these devices are bulky and hence needs to be affixed at a single position and
cannot be carried from point to point where the patient/ physically disabled or the
end user is located.
US3907126 discloses a feeder apparatus for physically handicapped persons.
US5282711 discloses an assistive dining device, system and method for automatic
self operated self feeding.
Prior Art Research
These existing devices and many more are bulky. Although these devices are essentially going to replace a personal caretaker, the user is still dependent on them. Here are few devices which take a different approach on taking on this challenge. These devices apart from feeding also act like as exoskeleton, building on the muscle memory.
A lot of people relate this to liftware (now a Google owned company) helps stabilize unwanted hand tremor from Essential Tremor or Parkinson's Disease. Therefore this doesn't address to cerebral palsy
Another video which people can relate to is the one from this movie.