This client is paralysed from neck downwards and lives alone. He sits in an electric posture chair. The only way he could drink was via an elongated straw placed precariously in a mug. It was found that he ingested air with each drink and could dislodge the straw
We adopted the ‘Came Bak bite valve’ (used by keen cyclists) which opens to release water when compressed by the mouth. This was connected by food quality tubing to a vented cyclist’s water bottle mounted suitably in an elevated position.
The client can now drink whenever he needs without air ingestion or fear of upsetting his mug.