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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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Southco's headrest solutions feature standard integrated positioning technology, which provide reliable and flexible constant torque capabilities in a small package, allowing them to be integrated into the bus manufacturer's moulded headrest assembly.
A similar amount (64%) also reported they didn't check their headrests before setting off.
In one instance, the car's headrest could morph into a bicycle seat.
We bucked up and picked the trendy Bill Jordan Realtree AP Snow camo pattern and added headrest covers The front seat covers cost $341 and the rears, $331.
If you have a very old or spongy headrest, think about replacing it or buying an add-on pad.
The newly-designed headrest is fully tilt adjustable featuring an integrated air pillow inside the cover which helps solve the problem of a child's head falling forward while sleeping.
The new Active Headrest can reduce ''the severity of a whiplash injury by 10-20 percent on Toyota's neck injury evaluation index'' as compared with existing protective gear, the nation's top carmaker said in a statement.
He and Janette Jaques, a doctoral student, have simulated and analyzed rattling headrests to find designs that reduce vibration.
There are also new versions of the Espace, including one called the Tech Run which comes with a DVD DivX player with two seven-inch screens integrated into the headrests and multi-functional TunePoint allowing MP3 players such as iPods to be plugged in.
Back seat systems range from cheap fold-out screens that hang from the back of headrests to custom-installed systems that pop out of the ceiling.
Also, xEPE molds faster and allows a very thin section--6 to 7 mm--in the transition area between the headrests.
both older than Tut's treasures - will be on display, along with mummified falcons, wooden statuettes, bronze figurines, and headrests.