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The user drinks using a long straw
The user drinks using a long straw

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Long straw

- enables people without function in arms or legs to drink independently

An extra-long straw in a tall glass on the dining table makes it possible to drink without using arms or hands.

Authors comments
The user can only use one arm/hand and he eats with an orthosis (see related tip). If he wants to eat and drink at the same time, he can use a tall glass and straw while his functioning hand is occupied with the orthosis holding his eating utensil.

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In Sweden: Varsam, www.varsam.se (last checked May 2017)

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Editors comments
Varsam sells a variety of styles of tall straws.

Tip is dated from 2015

Categories for this tip
eating, drinking » drinking, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

Related tips: 1

User with orthosis on handAdapted eating utensils
Orthosis makes independent eating possible for a person with a high spinal cord injury.
Tip is dated from 2006.

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