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Head Support System Aims to Promote Head Movement Within User’s Plane of Strength

Southwest Medical markets the Headpod Dynamic Head Support System, built to provide children with a “real world” upright field of vision. The Headpod, according to the company’s website, aims to offer children the opportunity to move their head within their plane of strength and toward the goal of independent head control.

The site notes that the Headpod is intended to reduce high tone and hyperextension of the arms by avoiding the user’s efforts to continuously raise their head without adequate head control, and allow the child’s brain to better interpret the neural inputs to the neck and arm muscles. The product is designed to fasten easily to a range of headrest systems on a child’s stroller, wheelchair, or stander. It is also intended to allow the neck muscles to function with less strength required and more precision in a continuous and physiological way to keep the head properly upright and balanced.

For more information, visit www.southwestmedical.com

[Source: Southwest Medical]