Mealtime Partners, Inc.


Specializing in Assistive Dining and Drinking Equipment

 

MtP Part No. 6050

The Drink-Partner Drinking System for Slide-Track

$99.95

Drink-Partner Drinking System for Slide-Track

The Drink-Partner Drinking System for Slide-Track provides hands-free drinking for those who use powered wheelchairs that have slide-track mounting systems, like some Permobil wheelchairs that have UniTrack rails, and some Invacare wheelchairs that have standard slide-track rails, (and, many others varieties of powered wheelchairs all of which have standard slide-track). The Drink-Partner for Slide-track consists of a 25 ounce water bottle, and a cup holder. The bottle has integrated into its cap, a vibration resistant, flex tube that holds and positions the drinking tube that the user drinks from. The cup holder has an extension bar that is attached to it that facilitates the cup holder being mounted onto one of the slide-track rails on the wheelchair. The flex tube, that holds the drink tube, allows the tip of the drinking tube to be positioned very close to the user’s mouth. The Drink-Partner for Slide-track is sold with a drink tube already installed in the bottle and an extra drink tube is provided with the original purchase. Additional drink tubes (MtP Part No. 6080) can be purchased separately in case the drink tube are damaged or become contaminated.

Drink-Partner Drinking System Cup-Holder for Slide-Track

Because the drinking tube is firm, the user must be able to close their lips in a pucker around the tube to create a vacuum for sucking. Additionally, they must have the strength and suction to suck liquids around 30 inches. The Drink-Partner Drinking System is an excellent drinking system for individuals that can meet these functional requirements.

For those who are unable to pucker their lips adequately to create a vacuum and thus be able to suck through a hard-sided drink tube, the tube can be replaced with oxygen tubing. Oxygen tubing can be compressed by the lips or even bitten, so that its shape is no longer round but more contoured to the shape the individual's lips when they are not puckered, but closed around the tube. This allows most people who have poor lip control to close their lips enough to create a vacuum and be able to suck through a straw.

Oxygen tubing is available from Mealtime Partners (MtP Part No. 6082). If oxygen tubing is being used, it should be noted that special attention should be paid to getting the end of the tube all the way to the bottom of the bottle. This can be difficult, especially if there is ice in the bottle, because the tube is soft.

The Drink-Partner Drinking System is suitable for individuals who can move their head freely to one side and who have good lip control and strong suction.

 

 

This page last updated 8-10-17