HANS device


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HANS device

Head and Neck Support device. A personal safety device used in motor sports to control head movement and thereby reduce head and neck injuries due to whiplash in an accident. The device is regarded as a breakthrough in driver safety; it is widely regarded as important as a helmet, and has become a mandatory accoutrement for most professional motor races.
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The HANS device to protect drivers' heads and necks were made compulsory, and run - offs were improved.
The company said that the acquisition would expand its product portfolio, adding to it the prestigious HANS Device Head & Neck Restraint System.
It has a full safety cell, with a Hans device to support the driver's neck, and also carries three fire extinguishers and two brake parachutes.
F1 in Schools now takes its place alongside previous category winners including the HANS device - a safer crash barrier now used at race tracks around the world.
The Sport Series HANS Device has received the 2008 SAE Motorsports Engineering Conference Award.
The HANS device is a special safety device used in all major top-level international championships and is designed to protect the driver's neck in the case of an accident during racing.
6) In October 2001, NASCAR required drivers in these series to use the HANS device or similar ones.
His body, tightly secured in his 410 sprint car by a five-point safety harness and a HANS device, had no feeling.
The HANS device was developed to protect against the tremendous forces endured in a high speed racing accident.
The HANS device was developed to protect against the tremendous forces a Formula One racing driver has to endure in a high speed accident.
The extra weight of the crash helmet puts immense strain on the neck of the driver and the HANS device provides additional support to the head and neck, reducing whiplash in a front or rear impact and cushioning the head in a side impact.
There's a cutaway Chevrolet next to it, featuring state-of-the-art equipment, such as $35,000 brakes, Impact safety gear and a HANS device.