Headpod

Headpod is a dynamic head suspension system for people with loss of head control due to hypotonia in the muscles of the neck.

The Headpod gives the user the opportunity to move his/her head within their plane of strength and on towards the goal of independent head control.  It provides the user with a “real world” upright visual field.

For many users, Headpod will reduce the hyperextension of their arms (often seen when people attempt to raise their head intermittently without adequate head control).

Headpod can also reduce fatigue, as the user no longer struggles to hold his/her head upright during the day.

The Headpod fastens easily to a variety of headrest systems on strollers, wheelchairs or standers.

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Headpod is a dynamic head suspension system for people with loss of head control due to hypotonia in the muscles of the neck.

The Headpod gives the user the opportunity to move his/her head within their plane of strength and on towards the goal of independent head control.  It provides the user with a “real world” upright visual field.

For many users, Headpod will reduce the hyperextension of their arms (often seen when people attempt to raise their head intermittently without adequate head control).

Headpod can also reduce fatigue, as the user no longer struggles to hold his/her head upright during the day.

The Headpod fastens easily to a variety of headrest systems on strollers, wheelchairs or standers.

Please Note: Headpod is not for use in car or bus transport.

Benefits of Headpod:

  • Helps the user maintain an upright position of head and neck allowing movement and rotation, improving the development of the muscles of the neck.
  • Easier for eating and drinking for the user.
  • Prevents deformities, contractures, and pain associated with both.
  • Gives the user better visual communication with people and better observation of his/her surroundings.
  • Helps the user achieve a balanced posture and a more relaxed muscular tone with less dystonia.  This helps with activities like physical therapy, speech therapy, education, occupational therapy.
  • Better breathing, reduced likelihood of respiratory complaints caused or aggravated by poor head/neck position.
  • Helps improve hand-sight coordination.
  • Decreases drooling.
  • Improves ergonomics for user and caregivers.

Recommended for ages 18 months through to adult.

We offer a full assessment service as well as a free trial.
Please complete our online enquiry form and request an assessment.
Together we can tailor a solution that fits your unique needs and abilities.

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Specifications

Pay special atention to where the adapter is fitted and the suspension element.

If Headpod slips upwards, we recommend you one of the following solutions

Option 1: If the occipital mesh slips upwards, we recommend using the Anti Slip Strap (HP307).

Option 2: If the frontal strap slips upwards, then we recommend using the Chin Strap (HP308). Both are included in all our kits.

Both are included in the Headpod Kits.

Anti Slip Strap

Chin Strap

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We offer a full assessment service as well as a free trial. Please complete our online enquiry form and request an assessment. Together we can tailor a solution that fits your unique needs and abilities.

Options

One device, three presentations

Ref. HP100: Contains a Headpod Harness and three adaptors so you can fit it to most equipments on the market with no tools.

Ref. HP102: For kids with a head perimeter of less than 18′ (48cm). Includes two fixed arcs instead of an adjustable arc. The rest is just like the Standard Kit.

Ref. HP104: Contains the same elements as the Standard Kit plus an adjustable headrest for Headpod. Is by far the best adaptation option.

Headpod Accessories

 

Headpod Sensor

 

The Headpod Sensor allows us to measure the user movements in real time.

Headpod Go

Allows us to use the Headpod without the need to adapt it to a structure