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SturdyStraw

SturdyStraw

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(2 suppliers)

For information contact AT Aust on 1300 452 679

Short Description

A bendable drinking straw with flexible support and clamp attachment. The SturdyStraw was designed to be clamped to surfaces, such as bedside tables, desks and wheelchairs to enable hands free drinking. Available in a wide range of colours, with three different diameters and two lengths. The SturdyStraw length can be customised. Accessories are available, including one way valves and mouthpieces.

Additional Info

Considerations

Some people have problems eating or drinking. This is a serious health risk. Signs include difficulty swallowing and chewing foods, coughing when eating or drinking, or food getting stuck in or spilling from the mouth. If you are concerned, visit a speech pathologist or consult your GP.

Place Of Manufacture

SturdyStraw, UK

Price Guide

Call supplier for pricing
Price on application from Avant Innovations

Models And Options

Models

Only one model available in different sizes and colours:
* Drinking straw, aid and clamp 19.99
* Large 450mm drinking straw with clips 2.50
* Small 450mm drinking straw with clips 1.50
* Small 650mm drinking straw with clips 2.00

Options

*SturdyBottle
*SturdyMug

Straw comes in a variety of lengths and widths:
* Replacement straws
* Non-return valves
* Bite valves
* Add on straws

Dimensions

Specification Standard
Depth Unknown
Diameter 6, 8 or 12 mm
Height 450 or 650 mm
Weight (gms) Unknown
Width N/A

Requirements

Standards

Standards
Some assistive technology needs to meet Australian or other standards. Standards may relate to materials, manufacturing and installation. Products that meet Australian or international standards will have written certification. To find out if a product meets Australian Standards ask the supplier to show you the certificate. For more information about standards also see
http://at-aust.org/home/assistive_technology/standards.html

TGA
Many of the items on the Assistive Technology Australia website are categorised as a Medical Device. Medical devices that are approved for use in Australia have been entered into a national database called the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), which is maintained by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). You can ask the supplier for the ARTG number for the device you wish to purchase and search the ARTG for the entry. To access information on the ARTG visit www.tga.gov.au

When buying a medical device it is advisable to only choose a medical device that is recommended by a healthcare professional and has been included on the ARTG.

Additional Images

SturdyStraw

Suppliers

Avant Innovations
Unit 9 110-120 Silverwater Rd
Silverwater
NSW 2128
Australia
Sales: 02 8315 2834
Contact Person: James Pridham
Email: avanti@avantinnovations.com.au
Website: http://www.avantinnovations.com.au

Disclaimer

Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre New South Wales (ILCNSW), operating as Assistive Technology Australia, is not involved in product design or manufacture, and therefore not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Selection of equipment, which is both suitable and appropriate for individual needs remains the responsibility of the person(s) considering requisition, and no responsibility is taken by the ILCNSW (Assistive Technology Australia) for any loss or injury caused through use of the equipment or alleged to have arisen through reliance upon information provided. As information is subject to change any enquiries should be directed to the manufacturer.