The drinking aid produced comprised of a stand with a bracket to hold a drink measuring jug. A commercially available straw with a non-return valve was fitted to the jug. Connected to the straw was a drinking tube ending in a plastic block and mouthpiece resting on the client’s chest just below her chin. To drink, the client moved the plastic block to her mouth. When released, the mouthpiece dropped to her chest kept in position by a circular ring around the client’s head.
The client is able to drink without aid after the system is filled up, enabling her to be more self-reliant.