Persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
can experience weakness and fatigue of the neck
muscles that hold the head up. In some cases, the
muscles cannot hold the head up and the chin drops
onto the person’s chest, which can interfere with
eating, communication, comfort, and/or breathing.
This article describes a simple device constructed for
persons with ALS to assist with holding the head up
during daily activities, including walking. The article
also describes a 2-week trial of this device by a group
of male veterans with ALS.
Volume 51 Number 2, 2014
Pages 297 — 304
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