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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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Designed to function with a double-articulating dental chair, this headrest can be used to treat adults, children and seniors.
If you have a very old or spongy headrest, think about replacing it or buying an add-on pad.
A simple push button releases the air in the pillow allowing the child's head to rest safely in the headrest benefiting from optimum protection in the event of side impact.
When a driver or passenger's lower back presses against a seat due to the impact of a rear-end collision, a unit built into the bottom of the seat adjusts the headrest, moving it 30 millimeters up and 25 mm forward, swiftly cushioning the back of the head and the lower part of the back, according to Toyota.
Headrest: Some of these back seat units feature monitors embedded inside the back of the front seat headrests.
As many as 55% of motorists have not fitted their headrests properly, a spot check by the RAC Foundation showed.
The Waterloo plant already makes cloth-covered headrests for major car manufacturers Ford, Peugeot, Jaguar, Land Rover, Honda and Toyota.
Permanent in-car DVD players can be boot-mounted and play through screens fitted to front headrests, these start at about pounds 350.
An improved CR-V goes on sale in time for December 25 with a more comfortable interior, 3D back-lit dials, steering wheel controls, retractable rear seat headrests and chrome instrument surrounds.
There are 'ball-polished' chrome door handles, 19-inch rim wheels and titanium-coloured brake calipers, whilst inside there is a special finish and headrests in blue carbon wire.
Power-assisted steering, tinted windows, twin sliding side doors with opening windows, split folding rear seat, rubber-covered boot, three height-adjustable rear headrests plus a map pocket on the rear of the front seats.
Small monitors are housed in the back of the front seat headrests, while a remote control activates a sound system which is separate from the front seat system.