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Tech Neck


Metro Makeathon




Christian and his team of support workers would like to develop a headrest that stabilises his neck as he moves his head forward and laterally. His current headrest only supports his neck when his head is upright and not tilted.


Team ‘TechNeck’ made a robotic wheelchair headrest for Christian that will move with his head to provide lateral support. This design can be mounted on any wheelchair. It features adjustable pivot points, an on-off switch, and a quick removable mechanism. The concept allows Christian to move his head into the position he wants with support, which may decrease his pain and discomfort long term. 

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Safety Information

To download a digital product file containing open source instructions on how to build the design solution, read and agree to the terms and conditions below.

All digital product files on this page are provided as conceptual designs and were developed by volunteers through a TOM: Melbourne event or program.
The design file is provided in the interest of sharing ideas and promoting collaboration. The design as described in the document(s) has not been tested or assessed for safety. Please do not attempt to use any device built using these instructions without first seeking appropriate professional advice on the safety and suitability of the device for your personal situation. 
TOM: Melbourne are unable to advise on the suitability of any design or device for your personal situation, however if you have general questions relating to the instructions or documentation, please contact us via our  email:


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