Savant Headrest

Original price was: $940.00.Current price is: $560.00.

The Savant Wheelchair Headrest Offers Head Support At 3 levels To Control Rotation & Lateral Flexion. Comes With A Head Band For Anterior Support Of The Head In Cases Of Dropped Head Syndrome.

Now contains 25% softer gel in pads + stiffer lower support arms for better support New – Carbon cover for low friction and infection control

It is cool, light-weight and can easily be shaped by hand. The gel pads give soft, customized head support. Headband included. Headrest only – all hardware and accessories separately:

We do not trial any wheelchair equipment. It is always recommended to have a professional for measuring and mounting wheelchair headrest equipment.”

Recommended Mounting Hardware | Axion Rotating Interface | Side Extension Pads | Replacement Headbands

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The Savant Headrest For Wheelchair Provides Unique Support For The Head & Is Gel Padded With A Headband

This is a great solution for those who need secure head support for wheelchairs. For any condition where supports for the head are needed in a wheelchair, this can not only prevent the head from dropping forward, but for back and side control as well. The Savant Headrest for wheelchairs eliminates the need for additional methods to stabilize the head. Easy to mold the proper shape for a custom fit using you hands, the Savant Wheelchair Headrest is also light weight and avoids heat build-up. The Savant controls the head by affording stabilization, controlling side to side turning and bending motion. For stabilizing the head forward, a special head band offers unmatched support and security.

Savant Headrest User Measuring

Measure Around Forehead Inches Centimeters
Adult Size 22 to 24 56 to 61
Small Size 18 to 22 46 to 56
Child Size 14 to 18 36 to 46
Measure Behind Ears Around Back Of Head
Adult Size 8 to 9 20 to 30
Small Size 6 to 7 15 to 18
Child Size 5 to 6 13 to 15
Between Sizes? Choose Larger Headrest.

Savant Headrest Size Measurements

Inside Measurement – Top Support Inches Centimeters
Adult Size 14 36
Small Size 12 30
Child Size 9 23
Inside Measurement – Middle Support
Adult Size 8 20
Small Size 7 18
Child Size 5 13
Headrest Height
Adult Size 6 15
Small Size 5 13
Child Size 4.5 12

Savant Head Support For Wheelchair Features

  • Special headband provides stability, restricting forward head drop – included with headrest
  • Easy and quick adjusting of clamps which secure the headrest
  • Upper area side padding stabilizes sideward motion
  • Middle area side padding offers comfort and support behind ears
  • Bottom area padding stabilizes the rear of the head
  • Padding incorporates gel for a superior level of comfort
  • Using a combination of lycra/nylon, the cover is comfortable and durable
  • Fits perfectly with the Axion Rotary for left and right rotation – shown in use with the Savant in the video.

Savant Headrest Benefits


  • Easily fitted and shaped using hands
  • May be attached with 3 point hardware
  • Use with or without the included headband for anterior stabilization
  • Padding extensions can be hand shaped for a custom fit


  • The headrest is not only cooling, but very comfortable as the padding permits circulation of air
  • Minimal retaining of heat
  • Easily placed on and taken off
  • Low-profile and attractive design
  • Easily cleaned using mild soap with water and air dried
  • Complete head control

Carbon Cover: Reduced Friction = Increased Comfort

Carbon Cover Savant

The cover is attached to the Savant – so it’s just like the regular version, except the cover is easily wipeable (for infection control) and “low friction” for easier movement. Durable and low-shear material that can be easily wiped with a cleaning solution or disinfectant

The headrest incorporates a headband which is utilized to support the front of the head, preventing head drop for those with poor motor control of the head and neck muscles. Employs a distinctive steel based core, permitting a variety shapes for customizing without the need for a tool – just bend and shape by hand to desired shape.

It may be used without the headband if not necessary. There are Side Extension Pads that can be used instead of the headband.

The clamps provide an easy method for rapid release of the headband or precise adjustments. The upper side padding effectively supports the head to the sides. Middle padding uses a shape designed for extra comfort for the back of the ears. The lower padding give an additional measure of support and comfort to the base of the skull – suboccipital region. Padding affords exceptional comfort as they incorporate a gel which is very soft. All this and covered in a soothing, yet durable and easy to clean lycra and nylon combination fabric material.

The lower two arms of the Savant are a softer steel than the upper two arms. They are meant to be shaped by hand to contour to a person’s head shape (to distribute pressure) and the upper arms are the main support arms to rigidify the shape and position the head.

The Savant Headrest comes with a small bag that contains the screws for attaching the ring of the mounting hardware to the headrest. There are also caps included in the bag for people who don’t use the headband, so they can remove the headband clips and pop the caps into the screw holes (to make it look more finished/hide the screw holes).

Configuration Options

configuration options

Contact us for specific configuration options

Please Note: The Savant is not waterproof, and does have a steel core. While the core is fairly “sealed”, when used on a shower chair, it will begin to rust. We do not recommend this headrest for shower chairs / water therapy for this reason.

Also, if you are using a 3/4 inch hardware ball mount for Whitmyer headrests or the 5/8 inch for Stealth (not all Stealth’s are 5/8), you would need the Whitmyer Adapter unless you are purchasing new hardware for the Savant. We also have adapters for Snug Seat (R82) headrest/hardware

Insurance Codes

All insurance varies in specific circumstances. Verification is recommended.

Savant Insurance Code: K0108 | Medicare: Description of headrest (E0955) and fixed mounting hardware – Reference: Medicare.

Additional information

Headrest Size

Adult, Small, Child, Adult Carbon, Small Carbon, Child Carbon


“You can see from the pictures of Paul just why we love the Savant headrest. I am a physiotherapist and actually do seating at work and I appreciate that if the head is in alignment, the rest of the body works much better.

Anyway, with the headrest Paul can see where he’s going and relate to his environment and everyone else. He attends a Young Adult Day Support Program and everyone there was thrilled to see his face. He has difficulty speaking and swallowing. Having his head up right helps the speech, driving and general function. We do have to remove the band when he is eating because of the choking risk, it is necessary to tilt his chin down to swallow without aspirating.

For me, the biggest relief is as I said driving down the Deerfoot route through Calgary. I guess I could have taken more pictures but I hate to emphasize Paul’s limitations to him. He is in a tilt recline chair. With traditional headrests, the head rest is there but his head is not in it very often. When he reclines if we were lucky his head landed in the head rest but did not stay in it for long, it would roll out to his left. This meant he couldn’t be left alone at home, or in the wheelchair van he was actually in danger of breaking his neck with the bouncing of the van and his head hanging off the head rest to the side.

His head still slips out of the Savant when he reclines fully but I can’t see how this could be avoided with the tilt/recline. However, when he does unrecline, his head slips back in! Also, the Savant headrest has taught him to press his head back into the head rest instead of pulling forward. (As a therapist I have experienced that 80% of patients tend to pull forward in the wheelchair instead of relaxing back.) With using this head rest Paul is actually starting to relax back.”


Author Bio

Stephen Ornstein, D.C. has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Sherman Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy from Dr. Hanne Albert, PT., MPH., Ph.D., Myofascial Release Techniques from Logan Chiropractic College, and learned Active Release Technique from the founder, P. Michael Leahy, DC, ART, CCSP.