Nosey Cut-Out Cup

Nosey Cut-Out Cup


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Nosey Cut-Out Cup

The Nosey Cut-Out Cup is designed for people who have difficulty tipping their head back or find it challenging to swallow liquids safely. One side of the cup features a large cut-out that allows room for the nose while drinking, meaning that the cup can be fully titled without having to move the head or neck. This is particularly useful for users who have had a stroke or head injury, who are most at risk of dysphagia.

Why is Dysphagia Dangerous?
Dysphagia is a swallowing condition that can occur from disability or a head injury, but is very common among stroke victims. Since strokes can reduce sensation in the body, patients may not notice food or liquid accidentally entering the lungs (also known as silent aspiration), which increases the risk of developing pneumonia.

Successful and Safe Swallowing
Safe swallowing is usually accomplished by maintaining the chin in a tucked down position, however many mugs or glassware are not able to facilitate this. The Nosey Cut-Out Cup has been created to avoid contact with the nose when the cup is tilted, which then allows a user to drink liquid from a cup without tipping their head back or craning their neck.

This is useful for individuals who have difficulty in completing a safe swallow, as the design of the cup helps prevent liquids from escaping at the lips or accidentally entering the lungs after swallowing.

Technical Specifications
Weight: 40g
Capacity: 237ml