SpeedBlocksTM Head Immobilizer

Client: Laerdal Medical Corp.

The SpeedBlocks Head Immobilizer is an evolutionary innovative design for use by EMTs. It is a hybrid re-useable or disposable device that is pre-mounted to a backboard. The adjustable blocks allow emergency workers to safely immobilize a victim's head, thus decreasing spinal trauma during transport.

"Speed Blocks replace the sloppy, ineffective alternative of simply using large foam blocks, secured by surgical tape. The product is very easy to use and well designed. To my knowledge, nothing like it exists in the emergency-care marketplace." - Stephen B. Wilcox, Ph.D., FIDSA

Contact: Jim Traut, IDSA,
Laerdal Medical Corp.,

Credit: Laerdal Medical Corp. and Machineart Corex