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Issued:31/05/18

A revolutionary neck collar designed to ease pain and make everyday tasks such as eating and communicating much easier for patients living with motor neurone disease (MND) has received extensive media coverage across the BBC.

The collar is now available to healthcare professionals and individuals across the world, following work by Hallam’s Lab4Living. The Head Up collar, is the first of its kind and has been brought to market as a result of an innovative five-year project by the Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and the NIHR Devices for Dignity (D4D) MedTech Co-operative, which is hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Coverage of the story appeared across the BBC including BBC Online, BBC News' Afternoon Live, BBC Look North (lunchtime, evening and late bulletins), BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Nottingham, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Jersery. The story was also featured in Medical Health News and the Yorkshire Post.

Andrew Stanton

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