Head support

Project  / Project number: 88/02 2004  /  Status:


The challenge

Head supportThe client has multiple sclerosis. He has difficulty focusing his vision on text, television or other specific objects due to involuntary movements of his head. He wanted some means of stabilising his head movement sufficiently to allow him to resume visually related activities.

A headrest was designed which located under his chin and was supported by a frame extending down his chest. The whole assembly was held in position by an adjustable cord running round the back of his neck. The head support was constructed in aluminium and padded for comfort at strategic points.

The client can now resume his enjoyment of all those activities that require concentration of vision.