3 Main Facts about problematic headrest angles

3 Main Facts about problematic headrest angles

❗ You are not alone!  16% of people suffer from the angles

Although head restraints are a safety feature, they shouldn't push your head forward. Their angles were established for a gap of 2in behind the head of an average person. Not everyone is average and for 16% of people the headrest pushes the head forward instead of having a backset gap.

statistical data shows that 16% of population will have issues with headrest angles

❌ 3 unsafe headrest modifications

  1. Removing headrests
  2. Flipping them backwards: gap too large for protection
  3. Bending the posts: weakens the designed strength

      Whiplash is not a rare injury, approximately every 15 seconds, an American sustains a whiplash injury, most at speeds less than 12mph.

      sketch showing whiplash neck hyperextension when headrest flipped backwards



      ❌ 3 ineffective seat cushions

      1. Headrest pillow: intensifies the problem by pushing the head further forward

      2. Lumbar or back cushion: does not address headrest angles and pushes the thigh forward on the seat causing new pressure points behind the knees

      3. Seat cushion: doesn't address headrest angles ineffective cushions neck lumbar and seat




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