The first device aimed at reducing head and neck injury as a result of automotive crashes was invented in 1983. Dubbed the HANS device, it is now mandated by the major sanctioning bodies of racing.
We think the HANS Device is due for a redesign. In 30+ years, little has changed. Drivers struggle with decreased mobility and visibility. Mechanek will give drivers the same protection against spinal injury as the HANS, but without any restriction.