Providing Neater Solutions for Ataxia, Muscular dystrophy, intentions tremors and many other conditions for over 25 Years.
Neater Solutions is renowned worldwide for the design, manufacture and supply of the Neater Eater, Neater Arm Support, Neater Eater Robotic, Neater Drinkers and Neater Table; equipment that gives people greater independence, dignity and choice in their lives, when they face difficulties when eating or drinking due to physical or cognitive limitations.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Neater Eater Robotic
If the condition has progressive weakening, such as Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy or Motor Neurone Disease then our electronic programmable system offers a simple to operate solution using switches and/or a tablet, as very little effort is required. The switches can be positioned at the head, feet, or wherever works for you, so it is also suitable for Quadriplegia or spinal injury cases. Click here for more information.
Neater Arm Support
Our powered Neater Arm Support complements our systems by providing a motorised switch operated unit which lifts the arm up and down allowing the user to carry out many different independent activities, such as eating, drinking, typing, using an iPad or Kindle, piano playing, hair brushing and scratching the nose. This equipment is designed for users with progressive muscle weakening, such as Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. We can now also provide a manual Arm Support, the NAS0 (zero-powered), for those with limited muscle weakening. Click here for more information.
The Neater Drinker has a long straw available with a ceramic or thermally insulated metallic cup. This straw has a valve at its end which captures the fluid once reaching the mouth. The user then only has to sip away until empty. The straw’s position means the user need not bend down, so posture and a better swallowing action is achieved. Also available are the Neater Steady Straw and Neater Steady Double straw for flexible positioning and use with favourite cup. Click here for more information.
Neater Straw Mover
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. Click here for more information.
Powered Neater Drinker
If the client is unable to suck or position their mouth around a straw then the Powered Neater Drinker, at the press of a switch introduces a measured bolus of fluid in a controlled manner. Click here for more information.
Our table was developed to suit the Neater Eaters, and has now evolved to provide a universal solution to table-based activities. It is wide enough to fit around an arm chair, has space for any wheelchair access and is height adjustable. Fitted with dual locking castors allows it to be easily transported from room to room, and the easy lock and fold system, means it can be stored discreetly away. The table has surface options of a cut away top and angle adjustable to provide the maximum options for usage. Click here for more information.
Our equipment is designed to comply with the essential requirements of the Medical Devices Directive Class 1 (EC Council Directive 93-52-EEC of 14 June 1993).