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Neater Eater Robotic

The Neater Eater Robotic V6 is the most advanced assistive eating technology device available today

The V6 Robotic Neater Eater can be used by anyone who can chew and swallow, allowing for greater independence, dignity and choice when it comes to meal times.

Its portable design makes it suitable to take out to restaurants and family meals.

Multiple programme options to suit users needs with the option of tablet app touch screen operation or switch interface.

Neater Eater Robot with clients

Neater Eater Robot Demo Video

Quickstart Guide Neater Eater Robot

The Neater Eater Robotic also comes in Pink.

Neater Solutions is recognized by health professionals and clients worldwide for the design, manufacture and supply of specialist eating and drinking systems for people who have difficulty in feeding themselves.

The Neater Eater was designed over 25 years ago to reduce essential tremor when eating, for people with Ataxia. The viscous damping combined with spring loading absorbs shakes and uncontrolled movements, making it suitable for clients with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, Huntington’s Chorea, Friedrichs Ataxia, Parkinson’s Disease and intention tremors associated with Multiple Sclerosis. The user holds onto the arm of the Neater Eater, which incorporates a self-levelling spoon and rotatable plate to make dining as simple as possible.

Ataxia

The Neater Eater was originally designed over 25 years ago to absorb the tremors associated with ataxia. The viscous damping combined with spring loading absorbs essential tremor and other uncontrolled movements in the arms. Jon Michaelis, the owner of Neater Solutions Ltd, has published a paper mechanical methods of controlling ataxia, which is available to view here.

Muscular Dystrophy

We are able to offer a number of possible solutions to clients with muscular dystrophy. Our most popular is our powered mobile arm support which enables users with this condition the independence to carry out a range of activities with their arms. In addition we offer a range of products, such as the Neater Eater Robotic and the Neater Powered Drinker.

Clinically Proven

The assistive technology has been part of a lengthy clinical study and has evidence that shows it will save money when used, provides benefits to independence, health, well-being and is reliable.

Essential Tremor

As well as smoothing out the tremors associated with ataxia the Neater Eater is very successful in providing a solution to eating for those with essential tremor. The viscous and spring damping interface provides the required resistance to enable a successful eating experience.

System Evolution

The system has evolved over the years to cater for clients with weakness, and its modular design has additional components and reduced damping, to make it suitable for users with Arthritis, Stroke, and Muscular Dystrophy.

Easy to use, Easy to set-up and adjust.

Neater Eater

The Neater Eater® Robotic enables people to feed themselves. It is simple to use, controlled by a touchscreen or plug-in switches.

The Neater Straw Mover

Feeding Aid.
Increases Independence.
Save time & money.
Confidence & Social interactions.

Neater Drinkers

The Neater Eater®is a modular system. Different attachments and settings are suitable for people with different abilities.

Neater Powered Drinker

Accessible for wheelchair users

Neater Steady Straw

Equipment Access
Good Design

Accessories

The Neater Powered Drinker enables people to drink liquid.

Neater Table

The powered Neater Arm Support enables people with muscle weakness to use their arms.

The Neater Steady Double Straw

Neater Table is very accessible for wheelchair users. It has become popular for other activities.

Neater Arm Support

Neater Eater Robotic

Neater Eater

Neater Eaters enable people to use their own movements to feed themselves.

Neater Eaters are easy to use and are packed with features and accessories adaptable for people with a very wide range of abilities and needs.

The completely new sleek design manually controlled Neater Eater has built-in features such as a new food scooping system.

  • Increases independence
  • Encourages social interaction
  • Helps maintain dignity
  • Improves posture and mouth control
  • Invigorates interest in food and mealtimes to improve nutrition
  • Assists carrers

Manual Eating aid

Manually controlled Neater Eaters have modular options tailored to individual needs; from people with weak arms to those with a strong tremor.

This manual feeding aid was initially designed using viscous fluid damping, to smooth out essential tremors associated with ataxia. The new Neater Eater system has evolved to provide an eating aid which has the scope to provide solutions to a very wide range of clients with differing challenges. We also provide a electronic programmable Neater Eater Robotic, which is for users with more limited dexterity, and can be used by anyone who can chew and swallow.

New Features

  • Adjustable fluid damping to enable unit to adapt from strong tremors to very weak users
  • Forward and back stops can be enabled as standard
  • Spoon self levelling mechanism now has mouth level raising function
  • New modern appearance and ultra slim baseboard
  • Easy access adjustments for spoon height and speed

Modular Options

A modular design with a wide range of accessories, the manual Neater Eater can be used by people with a wide range of abilities.

All accessories have been newly designed to fit in with the Neater Eater. Some accessories such as the Flick Guard are totally new features of the system.

  • Forward spring brings the spoon forwards automatically to mouth
  • NEW custom designed spoon choices for easy scooping
  • NEW Flick guard stops spoon from spilling food at edge of plate
  • Forward spring brings the spoon forwards to mouth
  • Adjustable handle enables use without lifting arms
  • Plate turner enables food selection without lifting arms
  • Baseboard extenders to improve wheelchair access
  • NEW long baseboard option offsets clamps to keep them clear
  • Raising spacers for tall users
    Plate turner enables food selection without lifting arms

Who Can Use It?

Used by people with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, head injuries, spinal injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophies, limb amputations, ataxia, strokes, Parkinson’s disease, learning difficulties and many others.

Manually Operated

Manually controlled Neater Eaters help users to feed themselves in a smooth, controlled and dignified way.

The design is sleek and packed with features to meet individual needs.

Food scooping action – spoon tilts up and down with the arm.

Choice of clip-on cutlery stays level and raises to mouth level.

Tremor or ataxia is absorbed by fluid dampers which are adjustable for people with weakness.

Lifting assisted by internal springs. Easy height adjustment.

Scooping of food further assisted by shaped plate lip.

Slimline design including baseboard with plate holder.

Built-in stops can be set to limit forward and back range.

Modular Options

A modular design with a wide range of accessories, the manual Neater Eater can be used by people with a wide range of abilities.

All accessories have been newly designed to fit in with the Neater Eater. Some accessories such as the Flick Guard are totally new features of the system.

  • Forward spring brings the spoon forwards automatically to mouth
  • NEW custom designed spoon choices for easy scooping
  • NEW Flick guard stops spoon from spilling food at edge of plate
  • Forward spring brings the spoon forwards to mouth
  • Adjustable handle enables use without lifting arms
  • Plate turner enables food selection without lifting arms
  • Baseboard extenders to improve wheelchair access
  • NEW long baseboard option offsets clamps to keep them clear
  • Raising spacers for tall users
  • Plate turner enables food selection without lifting arms

Neater Arm Support

The powered Neater Mobile Arm Support enables people with muscle weakness to use their arms.

Functional benefits of the Neater Mobile Arm Support

  • Enables users to feed themselves, drink, use a phone, scratch their head,
    wipe their nose, etc.
  • The mobile arm support, supports the user’s arms when using a keyboard

Physical benefits of using the Mobile Arm Supports

  • Large movement range reduces development of joint contractures
  • Arm supports helps maintain strength
  • Reduces development of postural deformities

Psychological benefits of the Mobile Arm Support

  • Less dependence on carrers
  • Encourages social interaction
  • Helps maintain dignity
  • Promotes engagement in activities and mealtimes

Arm Supports overview

The Neater Arm Support unlike other arm supportshas a unique power drive system, which provides power assistance to the user. The client needs very little movement or ability to use the mobile arm supports as the power drive system negates gravity and effortlessly lifts the arms to a functional position. The friction free arms enable a fluid movement capability and the sling frame geometry automatically lowers the elbow on raising to bring the hand level with the mouth.

Features

  • Single or both arms
  • Good for exercise
  • Powered by the wheelchair’s batteries
  • Fitted to the back of the wheelchair
  • Folding design minimises obstruction
  • Wide range of frictionless movement

Neater Powered Drinker

The Neater Powered Drinker enables people to drink liquids and puréed foods at their own pace.

  • Increases independence
  • Enjoying drinking improves hydration and nutrition
  • May reduce need for drugs to expel air from stomach
  • Thickened drinks and puréed foods pumped up the flexible straw
  • Liquid does not touch mechanical parts of the peristaltic pump
  • Amount of liquid to suit the user is easily selected
  • Light-touch switch pumps selected amount to the mouth
  • Time for swallowing is allowed before it can pump again

Free Home Assessments:

  • We recommend that a Speech and Language therapist is involved with
    assessment of suitability
  • Used by people with cerebral palsy, poor lip closure and people with motor neuron disease and difficulty sucking liquid up a straw

Neater Drinkers

Neater Drinkers Solutions

The Neater Drinkers are drinking aids designed over many years to enable users who lack the ability to drink from a cup or glass due to tremors, weakness or limited head mobility. Each development has been designed with the user in mind, to make their lives that much easier and enable a simple but effective solution for hydration and nutrition.

If you have weak sucking ability or poor lip closure, please take a look at the Neater Powered Drinker:

Ceramic Neater Drinker:

“Product Code: ND-D”

Specification:

Ceramic mug with handle and non-slip base pad.

Capacity 400ml (3/4 pint), supplied with quick release sealing lid, 60cm food grade nylon straw with mouth protector, non-return valve unit at base of straw, syringe to draw fluid up to prime, plus flexible mouth piece straw attachments. Straw can be cut to required length.

Blue, Green, White, Teal or Black available.

  • Long straw is bent to position close to the mouth
  • Sucking is made easier with a non-return valve inside
  • Stable ceramic mug with non-slip base

Neater Drinker Thermo:

“Product Code: ND-T”

Specification:

Neater Drinker Thermo including plastic insulated mug, straw, non-return valve, mouthpiece, & syringe. Capacity: 600ml (1 pint). The Neater Drinker Thermo includes a special long straw in a sturdy insulated plastic mug with a lid. The tough straw can be bent to any position so it can be reached easily. A non-return valve at the bottom keeps the drink in the straw which makes sucking easier. The mug is very stable with a non-slip base. A lid holds the straw in place and keeps hot drinks warm.

  • Long straw is bent to position close to the mouth
  • Sucking is made easier with a non-return valve inside
  • Stable plastic mug with non-slip base

Metallic Neater Drinker:

“Product code ND-M”

Specification:

Metallic finish, thermally insulated mug 400ml capacity(3/4 pint), with easily removable lid fitted with a 60cm food grade nylon straw. The straw is fitted at the base with a non-return valve to capture fluid once it has reached the mouth, and has a choke protection disc at the mouth end. The cup is supplied with non-slip drinks mat for additional stability, 2 flexible mouth piece attachments and a syringe to help draw and prime the fluid into the straw.

  • 60cm straw with choke protection mouthpiece
  • Non-slip mat for stability
  • Thermally insulated cup with metallic finish
  • Straw has non-return valve inside

Steady Double Straw

Steady Double Straw:

Product code: ND-KV2

Specification:

The Neater Steady Double Straw provides a solution to drinking 2 types of fluids to save having to flush a single straw. The system is supplied with 2 platinum cured flexible straws, fitted with non-return valve assemblies to allow fluid capture at the mouth.

A bendable frame which clamps to the table holds both straws and can be positioned in the optimum place for ease of use. The straws are easily cleaned with an included straw cleaning brush.

Neater Steady Straw:

Product code: ND-KV

Specification:

The Neater Steady Straw provides a stable but adjustable holder for a flexible straw. The non-return valve holds the liquid in the straw making sucking easier.

  • Neater Steady-Straw – for use with any cup – including flexible straw, bendable support with table clamp and non-return valve

Neater Cup Holder and Steady Straw:

Product code: ND-MKV

Specification:

Combining components of the cup holder and the steady straw, the kit is supplied with a cup holder and 4 re-positionable cable ties, a bendable straw support, with flexible 80cm long platinum cured straw, and a non-return valve.

The cup holder and steady straw can be used in combination with the Neater Drinker Metallic (not supplied) or any cup/mug with a maximum 80mm diameter base.

Neater Straw Safety Notes!

  • Drinkers should only be used for drinking consumable liquids.
  • They should not be used by people with swallowing difficulties or who are liable to choke, except under the supervision of a trained Speech and Language Therapist.
  • Drinks should not be scalding hot.
  • Your mouth should always be higher than the mug or siphoning can occur and cause choking.
  • Clean all parts before use and check that no cracks have appeared in any omponents or that any parts can come loose and cause choking.
  • Take care not to stick the straw in your eye or into the back of your throat.

Neater Straw Mover

Product code: NSM

Specification:

The Neater Straw Mover has been developed for people who find it difficult to use a conventional cup or straw and allows people the option to independently move a flexible straw away from their face.

A remote switch is pressed by the user to bring the straw to and from their mouth.

The Neater Straw Mover enables people to drink liquids when they want to. It can be used in combination with the Neater Powered Drinker which pumps liquid or pureed food.

Bendable straw mount holds 2 straws

Secure table clamp

Secure table clamp

Secure table clamp

Ring to adjust range of straw movement

Lightweight switch for easy operation

Neater Table

Originally developed for use with Neater Eaters, the Neater Table is a height adjustable table, easily accessible for wheelchair users. It has become popular for other activities, with its table top options enabling a number of different tasks. This adjustable table for wheelchair users also has the facility of being a height adjustable folding table.

Benefits

  • Accessible for wheelchair users
  • Sturdy construction
  • Clearance for wheelchair footrests as crossbar is low down
  • Height adjustable table: 62-94cm Table top 92x50cm
  • Easily folds away
  • Dual locking castors
  • Fits around an armchair
  • Cut away table top option
  • Angle adjustable table top option

**Now with new design table tops made from laminated wood**

Height adjustable table

The Neater table is a height adjustable table which can have various work surface heights from 62cm to 94cm. The legs of the table easily adjust up and down by spring button system, which has a locking mechanism to maintain the desired height.

Adjustable table for wheelchair users

The Neater table is designed to be an adjustable table for wheelchair users, with its 92cm width it is suitable for bariatric chairs. The crossbar has been designed to provide the correct clearance height for the wheelchair footplates making this adjustable table for wheelchair users the perfect solution.

Height adjustable folding table

To add to this tables appeal it is also a height adjustable folding table. A clever retaining mechanism enables you to slide the table top forward and tip it down to locate on one of the legs. The table then has two legs which fold in on one another to provide a neat package which can be placed out of the way against the wall. The height adjustable folding table can be easily opened back up and rapidly set up for use again in seconds.

Accessories

We have available, a wide range of replacement plates, bowls and cups in high quality ceramic from the Staffordshire potteries. These are available with spigots or pegs to integrate with our Neater Eaters. They are also available in plastic, heated variant, and partitioned options.

All of our ceramic plates and bowls are dishwasher safe and are able to be used in a microwave.

A wide range of cutlery is available in a variety of materials and styles, including stainless steel, polycarbonate and unbreakable plastic. These items are designed to interface with the Neater Eaters via a dedicated mounting system. Cutlery mounts are also available to allow your own cutlery to be used with our eating machines. We are also able to supply a small range of non mounted cutlery.

All of the cutlery is dishwasher safe

To compliment the new designs and functions of the Neater Eaters we have introduced a newly designed spoon in standard and narrow sizes in co-polymer. This material has the strength of Poly-carbonate with the soft feel of our unbreakable range. The design has a flattened base to make scooping more accurate off of the plate surface

The Neater Snacker with version 2 of our sandwich/snack holder is a clamp fixing bendable arm which helps position the snack or sandwich at the user’s mouth. It is suitable for any user with good head control. The user bites into the snack or sandwich and gently manoeuvres it within the holder. It can be used for biscuits, crisps, pizza, naan and other bread type products. The holder can be easily removed to be placed into the Neater Eater spoon mount.

The Neater Eaters, Arm Supports, Drinkers and Uni-Chair are built from the highest quality materials and are designed to last for many years under normal use. Occasionally as the units age they need replacement parts, and we are able to offer a comprehensive range of spare parts to extend the life of any of our products. The range is too numerous to list here, so please download our accessories sheets for further information via the link.