DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist children with severe disabilities in transitioning from bottle feeding to straw drinking. The tip was cut off a pacifier and the pacifier was attached to a cup with a built-in straw. The remainder of the pacifier was kept intact to provide the needed tactile stimulation to aid the child in remembering to suck. MATERIALS: Pacifier and cup with straw. TOOLS: Scissors. SKILLS REQUIRED: Cutting. AUTHOR: Chambers, M. TITLE: Assistive Technology Ideas that W
The Drinkup Hands-free Drinking System is designed for use by people with grasping, fine motor, upper extremity, severe physical disabilities and upper extremity amputation. The system has three main components: a polycarbonate jug with cover; a food-grade PVC fluid tube and straw with a silicone rubber CamelBak bite valve; and a polypropylene and fiberglass base into which the jug is secured. The base has an adjustable arm to position the straw and bite valve. The open end of the tub is inserte
The Drinkup Travel Light is a wheelchair drink holder with a long straw designed for people who have lower extremity or mobility disabilities and spinal cord injury and grasping, fine motor, upper extremity, severe physical disabilities or upper extremity amputation. The Drinkup Travel light consists of a water bottle cage with a bracket so it can be attached to the backrest frame of a wheelchair. It has a semi-rigid flexible arm that extends upward past top of backrest and forward around to the
EZ Fill is a device that aids in filling containers, such as a glass or cup. The aid hangs on the edge of the container, and when liquid fills to about one inch from the top, the device produces a signal, alerting the user.
The Hand to Hand Mug With Spout Lid is designed for those with grasping disabilities, Parkinson’s or for individuals who do not have steady hands especially while drinking. The ribbed or contoured shape of the mug makes the ability to grasp or hold it with one or both hands. It's large handle is large enough for large hands to grasp it comfortably. Also designed to hold hot and cold liquids at a constant temperature. Top rack dishwasher and microwave safe. Not returnable.
The Independence One-Handled Clear Cup is designed to use by people with upper extreme amputation or disabilities. Is is made of translucent polypropylene to allow monitoring of hot and cold liquid intake. Lids are interchangeable among all beverage containers providing versatility and practicality.
The Inglis Drink-Aide is a cup with holder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs or who have limited upper body movement. Designed to enable independent hands-free drinking, this unit consists of a 28-ounce insulated water bottle; a long flexible, vibration-resistant drinking tube; and a universal clamp. The clamp enables the unit to be attached to a bed, a wheelchair, etc. OPTIONS: Extra drinking tubes.
The Magic Touch Ice Cube Tray is a easy release ice tray designed for use by people with grasping or fine motor disabilities of the hand, including arthritis. The Magic Touch Tray has 14 oval depressions, each of which is filled with water and frozen. The shape of the depressions resembles an egg cut lengthwise. When the water has frozen into ice cubes, the user can press on the end of an individual cube to make it stand erect so the cube can be easily grabbed and placed in a glass. The tray is
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aids in the inability to drink independently. A retracting arm, tubing, adhesive and a tennis ball make up the drinking aid which fits onto a wheelchair.
COMMENTS: This mechanized drinking aid is designed for someone who has severely limited hand/upper extremity use (such as those with muscular dystrophy or ALS) and couldn't normally drink independently.
The Medi HydraPak is designed for to provide healthy, continuous hydration for users with lack of mobility or dexterity. Medi Pak hydrating system puts the chair or bed-ridden user back in control. Simply fill the bag and hang it anywhere with S hook (included) — the lengthy tube and patented grip provide easy access while the bite valve makes drinking on demand simple and safe in any position. A multi-day fluid intake guide on the bag lets caretakers monitor 3 days of fluid intake levels. Hydra
Brik Paks, Resource® Thickened Beverages, are color-coded, 8 ounce containers of pre-thickened beverages in two consistencies, made especially for those with difficulty swallowing, or for those with dysphagia, to encourage maximum fluid intake. Thickened juices. Thickened dairy drink. Thickened water. No refrigeration required – shelf life up to 12 months. Sold in cases of 27 Brik Paks.
RiJe Dysphagia Drinking Cup automatically dispenses a limited portion of liquid each time it stands in its upright position. Once the portion is withdrawn and the cup put upright, it delivers another portion within 2-3 seconds. Built-in regulator allows adjusting portion size before the cup is filled with liquid. The RiJe Dysphagia Cup allows for controlled portions to be consumed directly from the cup rim or through a straw. Portion volume can be adjusted within a 3ml to 15ml range. The nose cu
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation which allows users with dexterity and fine motor skill disabilities use a teapot safely and easily. The Rocking Teapot is a beautifully crafted porcelain teapot and wooden/chrome tipping stand. Individuals with weak and/or numb hands can pour a cup of tea from a heavy teapot safely. Future modifications could include the ability to heat the water in teapot whilst still sitting in its stand, thus removing the challenge
The Hydrant is designed for use by individuals with limited mobility as a result of back surgery, neurological disorders or spinal cord injuries. Its goal is to allow individuals to independently reach for a drink without calling for assistance. The Hydrant's unique, one piece, cap/handle/clip attaches securely onto beds, chairs, wheelchairs, car seats, belts, rucksacks, bikes, desks, etc. giving the user instant access to fluids allowing them to drink at any time without assistance. The user
TheraSIP Swallowing Trainer is designed to provide a systematic swallowing exercise program which can be used in treatment and prescribed for in-room or in the home drills. It strives to increase the patients volitional swallow frequency and strength as well as to encourage a heightened, purposeful effort. Practice of single bolus swallows or continuous swallows can be provided. As a neuromuscular exercise program focuses on the specificity of the exercise and on the use of repetition to maximiz
This Universal Adaptive Drink Holder is designed for individuals who have limited or no grip, persons with disabilities that negatively affect their fine motor skills, a person with a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, MS, cerebral palsy, someone who has arthritis or had a stroke. With the Universal Adaptive Drink Holder the user can drink independently. This product has a curved handle and can be adjusted to fit onto bottles, cans, cups & glasses of all different shapes, sizes and
Wonder-Flo Vacuum Cup is made of durable molded polypropylene, consisting of a tumbler, a tight fitting top with spout and a rubber button used for controlled feeding, if needed. It is designed for people suffering from Dysphasia and to those individuals who are unable of drawing the liquid out by themselves. It is microwaveable and contains latex.