Auto positioning recliner headrest

Project  / Project number: DB-133.05 2007  /  Status:


The challenge

Auto positioning recliner headrestWhen this man’s wheelchair was reclined the headrest was no longer positioned under his head.

The existing headrest was mounted on a pantograph mechanism driven from a fixed point on the chassis by a long pushrod. This gave a headrest position variation of 75mm.

His head was now supported by the headrest irrespective of the angle of reclining that was set.