ALS-inspired wheelchair head rest

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Noticed this one is relatively new -- it was developed for a PALS with head drop, who had not been successful with other options, receiving care at the VA. Gel Ovations is a good brand so thought I'd post it here. What to Google:

Sta-Rite Adjustable Forehead Stabilizer
 

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I wonder if this could work with head controls? Why is it so hard for doctors and DME folks to collaborate with patients to find and implement these solutions?
 

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This would probably have been very helpful for my PALS. His head drop was a major problem, to the point that he could not use his eye gaze for speaking when in the wheelchair. He wanted to be in the wheelchair all day and I would recline the chair to help with his neck pain from head drop and then he would start aspirating and coughing, so I would sit him up. We went through this about 20 times a day.

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