The Suteki Designs Head Support System provides a simple and lightweight solution, providing the user with head and neck support while maintaining lateral mobility. Traditional neck braces inhibit the movement of the jaw, making speech and eating difficult, and inhibit the ability to look downward at the ground or one's feet, potentially making walking hazardous.. The Head Support System eliminates any restriction to the jaw, and supports the head through flexible elastic support provided by a modified hat or headband.
Many people suffer from neck dysfunction known as Dropped Head Syndrome. Dropped Head Syndrome is characterized by severe weakness of the muscles in the back of the neck. This causes the chin to rest on the chest when standing or sitting. Floppy Head Syndrome and Head Ptosis are other names used to describe this syndrome. Most of the time, Dropped Head Syndrome is caused by a specific generalized neuromuscular diagnosis. These include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's disease, myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and genetic myopathies. Other specific causes can include motor neuron disease, hypothyroidism, disorders of the spine, and cancer. The result of this neck dysfunction is poor head control.
The Suteki Designs Head Support System consists of an ultralight (2.5 ounce) support assembly, adjustable nylon belt with buckle, lightweight hat with elastic attachments, and an optional figure 8 shoulder strap.