products - Neater Powered
Neater Powered Drinker
The Neater Powered Drinker enables people to drink liquids and pureed foods at their own pace.
It has been used successfully by people with cerebral palsy with poor lip closure and by people with motor neurone disease who have difficulty sucking liquid up a straw.
Peristaltic pump - no moving parts touch the liquid
Flexible tube suitable for liquid and thickened drinks and pureed food
Bendy arm straw holder
Light switch pressed by the user to pump small amounts of liquid up to the mouth.
Immediate repeat of the pumping cycle is prevented to give time for the user to swallow.
Choice of programmes ensures the amount of liquid in each cycle is right for the user.
The Neater Powered Drinker may have benefits other than hydration and nutrition - such as reducing the need for drugs that help expel air from the stomach.
Any device such as this has the potential to cause choking. For this reason, it is only recommended for use by each individual after an assessment by a Speech and Language therapist.