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headrest

(hed'rest)
1. A pad made of soft material placed beneath the occiput, around the neck or lower face or both, designed to limit head movement during surgery or to prevent neck pain in cervical arthritis.
2. A padded device used in cars, airplanes, or boats to prevent neck trauma during accidents.
3. A padded device used in some types of wheelchairs to support the head and neck of patients with flaccid muscles or other neurological conditions. See: assistive technology
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Muscles Used: Abdominals(Rectus abdominus)Techn que: Lie on your back with your hands behind your head (let your head rest on your fingers - don't clasp your hands together).
The gadget automatically moves the head rest forward when the vehicle is hit from behind, reducing the incidence of head and neck injuries, company officials said.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said more than one shot was fired at the vehicle, damaging the offside rear door and the driver's head rest.
You get Merc's air scarf system which blows hot air from the head rest onto your neck, and heat-reflecting leather.
The small hard roll at the top that masquerades as a head rest, projects forward while the seat itself inclines back at a slight five degrees.
KLM is also introducing a new ergonomically-improved seat for its economy class passengers on intercontinental flights that includes a fully adjustable head rest.
When traveling by car, Cullum always sits in the front seat where a head rest can protect him from a potentially lethal whiplash in an accident.
Tenders are invited for High Back Office Chair - Black Colour With Fabric Upholstery, Mesh Back With Lumbar Pad Support, Height Adjustment,Adjustable Head Rest Assemble, Multiple Point Locking Machanism , Diecast Aluminium Pedastal And With Adjustable Nylon Arm Rest .
This chair has five reclining seat positions, side protection (with padded "wings") and an easy-to-adjust head rest and harness.