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Device Promotes Wheelchair Headrest Rotation

A new device marketed by Symmetric Designs, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada, is built to allow headrests to freely rotate, in an effort to improve the function of the user. The company’s website notes that the Axion Rotary Interface can be attached to most headrests and hardware, and is applicable to users with limited head control, limited range of motion, or field of vision. The product is also applicable to users who frequently rotate their heads against a headrest.

The site states that the Axion is available in a total of six versions, to fit three sizes of balls (1-inch, ¾-inch, and 5/8-inch) and to fit Snug Seat (R82) hardware and headrests. Each size is available in 60 or 90 degrees of rotation. The Axion 60 series permits a total rotation of 60 degrees and the Axion 90 series permits a total rotation of 90 degrees, according to the site.

The site also notes that the product is quiet, free running, and does not require lubrication. Its range of rotation can be limited or stopped via a knob control, allowing the headrest to be positioned at a fixed angle or be free running.

For more information, visit www.symmetric-designs.com

[Source: Symmetric Designs]