The award-winning Hydrant assists in the prevention of dehydration, which is a big problem within
healthcare, and in turn can create other health problems, e.g. constipation, urinary tract infections, dizziness, bed sores and blood pressure problems. Where people are bed bound or have limited
mobility, the risk of dehydration is increased, as they are dependent on someone else to help them access fluids. The Hydrant eliminates this problem, with its ability to hook, clip or hang onto
beds, wheelchairs, chairs, belts, and with its long drinking tube to assist the user. With its integrated cap and hanging bracket, the Hydrant has a drinking tube with a bite valve and a small clip
to attach the tube to clothing if required. When the bottle is hung from a bed, chair, or wheelchair, the user simply takes hold of the tube, inserts the bite valve between their lips, then bites and
sucks it to access the fluid. This ensures there are no leaks, spills or drips. If hung above head height, the tube works as a siphon, helping those with limited sucking ability, as fluid gently
flows when the valve is activated. It has an ergonomic handle and indentations for easy holding, even for users with a poor grip, Parkinson's, MS, arthritis, etc. It also has gradations on the side
to monitor fluid intake. The Hydrant has become standard issue equipment in some hospitals and rehabilitation units.