head restraint

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a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplash


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Insurance giants Axa and research firm Thatcham of cars have their head restraints and seats in the right place.
16) In order to make informed decisions to optimize vehicle occupant safety, it is imperative that fleet managers be knowledgeable of key vehicle safety features, including the effectiveness of head restraints in whiplash injury prevention, and knowledge of appropriate head restraint positioning.
Also easy-entry tipping driver's seat with manual height adjustment, front passenger's underseat stowage with flip-up cushion, driver and front passenger seatback map pockets, 50:50 split/folding rear seat backs and rear-seat head restraints.
However, new research released shows less than half of drivers and passengers have their seats positioned correctly, while two thirds of us have our head restraint in an incorrect position.
Mary Williams, chief executive of Huddersfield-based Brake, said: "Even if drivers did regularly check their head restraint, the research shows us that most drivers wouldn't have a clue whether it was correct or not, which largely explains why they don't bother.
These injuries can be limited by a high seat back or a separate head restraint positioned behind and close to the occupant's head [16] (Figure 1(e)).
Each has a certain focus and we check whether the seat is yielding or breaking and whether the head restraint is providing enough protection," says van Ratingen.
The top of the head restraint should be level with the top of the driver's head, or at least no lower then eye level.
New figures from the insurer-funded research organisation Thatcham indicate that while seat and head restraint design in general is improving, small cars do not provide adequate protection for the neck, putting occupants more at risk from whiplash injuries.
The latest vehicle head restraint ratings reveal that consumers looking to reduce their environmental impact by buying smaller cars are being short-changed when it comes to safety.
Removable headrest for close proximity access for anesthesia, Industry unique articulating head restraint moves with the patients' head, as chair is raised/lowered alleviating neck injuries.
As an occupant's torso sinks back into the seat during a rear-end crash, a mechanism in the seat back pushes the head restraint up and toward the back of the head.
Statements regarding how far a vehicle was knocked forward, whether the occupant's head contacted the head restraint, or whether the driver's hands came off the steering wheel can all be potentially useful pieces of information in quantifying the severity of a low-speed impact.