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'Tech' Neck

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Name: Kade 

Event: TOM@University 2022



Kade is a boardsports-loving father, partner and occupational therapist who would like a peaceful and comfortable night's sleep to enable active participation in daily life. Often, Kade finds his sleep disrupted from pain and stiffness caused by the inflammatory condition Ankylosing Spondylitis - also known as 'Tech Neck'. Together with Kade, the student team aimed to design and create a portable, comfortable, ergonomical and adaptable pillow that supports Kade’s spine to ensure a quality nights sleep.


The 'Tech' Neck pillow is an adjustable neck pillow, designed to allow for extension and retraction of the spine during sleep to reduce pain. It includes a pumpable air pocket which can aid in the extension of the users neck throughout the night. The pillow was made using Kade's measurements in mind, however this can be adjusted to suit the frame of any individual. 

Safety Information

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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