Revolutionary neck support collar now available on the NHS for people with motor neuron disease

Revolutionary neck support collar now available on the NHS for people with motor neuron disease

Congratulations to our strategic partner, NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative, on bringing this revolutionary neck collar to market. The Head Up collar is designed to ease pain and make everyday tasks such as eating and communicating much easier for people with motor neurone disease and is now available to patients in the NHS and across the world.

The Head Up collar, which was funded by NIHR’s Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme and the Motor Neurone Association, has been brought to market as a result of an innovative five-year project by the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and the NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative.

The neck support collar is now being used with suitable patients at 25 NHS Trusts and is available to purchase worldwide from Chesterfield-based manufacturing company TalarMade.

The Insigneo Institute’s Dr Claudia Mazzà commented: “It was an honour to work with Professor Chris McDermott and Professor Wendy Tindale during the preliminary testing of the Head Up Collar and fantastic to see it is now available to improve the lives of patients”.

Read more: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/mnd-neck-support-collar-transforms-lives-1.783373