What does it do?
The Neater Eater operates as follows:
- Food is scooped up as the level spoon comes forward against the
turned over lip of the plate.
- The plate can be turned directly, remotely or under electric power
to reach the food required.
- The spoon is lifted up and forward until it reaches the mouth.
Who can use it?
Each Neater Eater is tailor-made to individual requirements through
the use of modules offering different features. It is this modular design that
makes the system suitable for a wide range of abilities. Current users include
people with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, head
injuries, spinal injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophies, upper
limb amputations, cerebella ataxia, strokes, Parkinson's disease, learning
difficulties and many other neurological conditions and disabilities.
Standard features on all models
- Arm mounted on a choice of baseboards
- Fold-away clamps for fixing to table
- Special high-sided ceramic or plastic turntable plates with spigots
(pegs), designed to fit into baseboard
- Plastic or metal cutlery fitted into holder that clips to Neater
- Built-in mechanism in arm to keep spoon level as arm is moved.
Additional features are described in the examples contained within
The Neater Eater (electric version) has received a Millennium Product
Award for innovation
- Increases independence
- Encourages social interaction through taking part in mealtimes
- Helps maintain dignity and self-respect
- Helps teach movements, improve posture and mouth control
- Improves interest in vital food
- Assists carers.
We are happy to arrange free demonstrations and trials of the Neater
Eater. Please contact us for more details.