Dysphagia Straw

The EGG (Engineers Going Global) Dysphagia Straw Design Team aims to address the issue of dysphagia, which is medically defined as difficulty swallowing both liquids and solid food. An extensive array of diseases are characterized by symptoms of dysphagia, including neurological disorders and head and neck cancers. The large number of conditions that cause dysphagia make this condition relevant, yet difficult to treat. Our design team’s objective is to offer a comprehensive solution to ease the discomfort dysphagia patients feel while swallowing and allow them to intake liquids without incident.