The mug with the mobility and mission to change six million lives is here, and the product line is getting geeked out with new upgrades. Meet the Fleximug.
Online PR News – 02-August-2016 – Oakland, CA – A new generation of entrepreneurs and healthcare startups have been empowering the disabled community to not only gain better access to information and treatment, but to have better control over their worlds, and look good doing it too.
Fleximug was built with this idea in mind. If you have limited arm function or know someone living with paralysis from Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, or spinal cord injury, you're familiar with the aggravation that can come from having to depend on others for daily needs. Fleximug has produced a patented hands-free drinking system designed to make the world bend toward six million Americans living with paralysis.
The mug itself is a double-walled stainless steel thermal container, designed to keep liquids hot or cold for many hours. Fleximug has made a custom injection molded lid with a one-way air valve, and a great stiff and pose-able long reach straw. The straws are easy to detach, replaceable, and come in 24", 28", 32" and 36" sizes. Everything is high-grade stainless steel or plastics that rinse and wash easily. An 18" tube brush is included to help with cleaning the straw.
Early users rave about the sense of independence Fleximug provides, and caregivers are happy with the reduced need for patient hydration checkups. It looks great too. When it comes to function, Ian Ruder of New Mobility Magazine describes the Fleximug as being "well-designed," and a "real winner for users with limited to no arm function."
The company's founder, David Cardell, explains how Fleximug got started: "My father made the first prototype for my mother more than a decade ago. My mother suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for more than 30 years as cheerfully and gracefully as could be expected of anyone. But as time passed, she became increasingly dependent on others – for virtually everything. So Fleximug was born because we knew the heartache – the need to simply be able to drink on your own."
The Fleximug team has recently taken the power of Fleximug and its unique technology even further by manufacturing Flexistand, an over-bed table with a built-in cup holder, made from high-grade aluminum. Fleximug fits in the cup holder and allows users to have a drink hands-free in bed. An optional tablet/iPhone support is available for Flexistand, providing users with much-needed access to their communication and entertainment devices.
Find Fleximug or Flexistand online, on Amazon, or at upcoming trade shows. Fleximug isn't just about a stylish mug, or even reducing health complications that result from dehydration — it's about claiming and giving independence. The first sip from this device could be a first step toward greater personal empowerment. Get your Fleximug and Live Flexibly.