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    head support for manual chair on long road trips?

    Are there any out there? I have to believe we would take more road trips if my son could sleep or rest comfortably while driving (he is the passenger). Any ideas, clever inventions ????

    #2
    If the manual chair has no way of tilting I don't think having a headrest would be much of a break for being able to sleep or even rest comfortably. He would still be sitting bolt upright, which I certainly don't feel is very comfortable or nap inducing because I would be scared of falling out of my chair. If it has a recline or tilt feature there are a ton of headrests available.

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      #3
      On a long trip I would think he'd be more comfortable transferring to a seat. Is that possible for you guys?
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        #4
        http://www.sammonspreston.com/app.as...ions&id=100693
        http://www.edmond-wheelchair.com/whe...n_headrest.htm

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          #5
          Originally posted by JenJen View Post
          On a long trip I would think he'd be more comfortable transferring to a seat. Is that possible for you guys?
          this is the best (and safest) option.

          if he'd feel more at ease w/ another cushion for the car, look into the roho airhawk ($80, link).

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            #6
            Originally posted by Scott Pruett View Post
            this is the best (and safest) option.

            if he'd feel more at ease w/ another cushion for the car, look into the roho airhawk ($80, link).
            maybe, but if youre in a train/taxi/paratransit, transferring is not an option, so if only to avoid hurting my neck by it flopping around everytime we encounter a speedbump, a headrest may be the best option. there are loads of aftermarket headrests available for manual chairs.

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