Mechanical Engineering of a New MedTech Mobility Headrest

Advanced Mechanical Engineering for a New MedTech Mobility Headrest Design

Adaptive Switch Labs & Invacare hired MAKO Design + Invent to completely re-design their MedTech mobility headrest to ensure it was easy to use, included simple clip mechanisms to modify the shape, heavily increased the electronic mobility sensor connections to the user, and reduced production costs. The MAKO design and engineering teams designed and mechanically engineered the headrest from the ground up, and this revolutionary product has since won a number of medical device design awards. This device is also ASL’s featured product, displayed right on their homepage.

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Awards: Winner of the 2020 Mobility Management Award

Mobility Headrest Collapsed view
Mobility Headrest Utilized view

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