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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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The HANS Pro Ultra Lite, Medium 20 is now approved by The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)*, making the device the lightest weight HANS Device available to FIA sanctioned racers.
The HANS device to protect drivers' heads and necks were made compulsory, and run - offs were improved.
Facebook is great, but does your Granny or old school-friend really want to know about your new Hans Device or your latest Track-day Time-Trial?
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.
Wilson was so distressed by the malfunction of the new HANS device, a safety brace which fits around the neck and shoulders, it took eight Minardi team members to haul him from the car.