With a simple adapter, the Kaz Headrest can provide wheelchair users with a comfortable way to rest that supports the back, neck and chest. As the population gets older there are more and more people using wheelchairs and seeking greater wheelchair accessibility. Here’s some quick facts:
- There are an estimated 3.3 Million wheelchair users in the United States and the number is increasing every year
- The demand for wheelchairs is increasing due to the large need among the baby boomer generation
- There are about 2 Million new wheelchair users every year
- 1.825 million wheelchair users are the age 65 or older
- 17.4% of working-age wheelchair users have jobs
While there are many devices that help people in wheelchairs rest their legs and arms, the headrests are primarily back supported. Kaz Headrest provides front supporting capabilities that give wheelchair users another option that is comfortable and can be adjusted to almost any position.
The earliest records of wheeled furniture was an inscription found on a stone slate in China and a child’s bed depicted in a frieze on a Greek vase, both dating back to the 5th century BCE. The first records of wheeled seats being used for transporting the disabled date to three centuries later in China; the Chinese used their invented wheelbarrow to move people as well as heavy objects. A distinction between the two functions was not made for another several hundred years, around 525 CE, when images of wheeled chairs made specifically to carry people begin to occur in Chinese art
Wheelchair seating systems are designed for wheelchair users to redistribute pressure from areas of the body. A headrest can promote correct posture, prevent deformities, help your breathing. Besides supporting weak neck muscles, a headrest also can be used for positioning throughout the day if your neck becomes fatigued, said Dave Hass, an assistive technology supplier (ATS) at Binson’s Home Health Care Center in Detroit.
With the addition of a crossbar, the Kaz Headrest provides a sturdy, comfortable option for wheelchair users. For more information please go to our Amazon page by clicking here and scroll down for more images.