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Neater Arm Support
The powered Neater Arm Support enables people with muscle weakness to use their arms.
The Neater Arm Support unlike other arm supports has a unique power drive system, to help assist the user. The client needs very little movement or ability to use the arm supports, as the power system negates gravity and helps lifts the arms to a functional position. The friction-free arms allow for fluid movement, and the sling frame automatically lowers the elbow on raising to bring the hand level with the mouth.
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The Neater Arm Support allows users to feed themselves, use a mobile phone, and more. Using a computer and typing on a keyboard is also made possible!
The Neater Arm Support also reduces the development of joint contractures, allows the client to maintain arm strength, and helps with posture.
“I can now adjust my glasses, scratch my chin, exercise my shoulder and eat as many crisps as I want with my mobile arm support! ”
The Neater Arm Support offers emotional benefits also; a greater feeling of independence, through less dependence on carers. It helps with socialising; helping the user engage in more activities.
"It's AWESOME! I can use a mobile phone!"
The “Neater Arm Support – Assist” is a new device from Neater Solutions to assist people with weak arms. The Neater Arm Support is a powered device that lifts people’s arms up and down. When the new assist mechanism is engaged, the user’s hand automatically moves closer to their face when their arm is lifted. This enables them to perform functions such as eating and drinking.
Its unique action enables users with weakness or tightness of the triceps to reach their mouth and face more easily for eating, drinking and hygiene activities.
At a press of a button the arm support raises, and then the wheel engages with the sloping surface to gently encourage the hand inwards and when at the top holds there. When lowering, the system smoothly disengages to allow full functionality.
This enhancement to the system is likely to be beneficial to clients with Motor Neurone Disease, for stroke therapy and for longer term users of the arm support with muscular dystrophy.
Who Can Use It?
"Invaluable for people with a progressive weakness of the shoulder girdle muscles"
The Neater Arm Support is suitable for those with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Muscular Dystrophy, and more.
"An essential piece of equipment for people with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy or Spinal Muscular Atrophy"