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pledged of $386,000pledged of $386,000 goal
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backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 7 2014

About

JQ Headrest and its major components
JQ Headrest and its major components

When midnight comes, the passenger always feels painful in head and neck as they are strained in awkward positions during long-haul economy flight. With JQ Headrest you can not only rest your head on it but also your chest, the headache and neck ache will be gone. The headache and neck ache are caused by falling head.

The cushioned headrest is shaped to support your head comfortably
The cushioned headrest is shaped to support your head comfortably

The soft cushion on the headrest maximizes the contact surface to reduce the pressure intensity to the face and so does the pain. The width of the face rest is also adjustable for different sizes.

Sleeping on chest helps you greatly sleep comfortably on a seat
Sleeping on chest helps you greatly sleep comfortably on a seat
JQ headrest can be adjusted to fit your unique body shape
JQ headrest can be adjusted to fit your unique body shape

 The feedback from a sick passenger

Its comfort was praised by a sick passenger
Its comfort was praised by a sick passenger

A sick passenger did not hesitate to praise JQ Headrest prototype after she used it for about one hour on the train. In fact all my business cards were taken away by passengers quickly.

Road test in international airplanes

I tried prototypes in the airplanes between US,Japan and China several times. These trials really cost me lots of money. I remembered that I had been sick for 3 days before taking the flight to china in Dec 2013 and still felt sick before take-off. I felt worried about the trip in the economy class because economy class seat and the very narrow space around it is a nightmare for everyone, and may make me worse. Fortunately, the prototype saved me, I had a good sleep which I never experienced before on any flights.

Why the most comfortable sleeping gadget in economy?

  • Your head never falls sideways at all.
  • Your head never falls downward at all.
  • Sleeps on chest.

No other gadgets such as neck pillow can meet the first 2 requirements,not to speak of the 3rd one.  

Passed security screening easily in all airports tried  

We have tried airports in China, Japan and USA and never failed. The airport security screening in US is the strictest around the world because of September 11! Most of the parts are plastic, sponge, leather, fabrics and rubber except nuts and bolts.The airports tried are

  • JFK international in New York, USA  
  • LaGuardia international in New York in USA  
  • Tacoma international in Seattle, USA  
  • Beijing international in Beijing, China  
  • Pudong international in Shanghai, China  
  • Xianyang international in Xi'an,China  
  • Guan Gong airport in Yuncheng, China  
  • Narita international in Tokyo, Japan

Easy to use and portable

Net weight: 3.36 lbs or 1.52 kg; Packaging height: 56 cm and can be disassembled into smaller pieces easily. A free bag is included when you buy the JQ Headrest. The real product will be a little bit different from the one shown here because we are still tuning up.

JQ Headrest in the press

CCTV (China Central Television, the predominant state television broadcaster in China) Compared 4 kinds of sleeping gadgets in a train and JQ Headrest was the winner. The video can be watched here. The inventor was interviewed by Reuters for "travel buddy", JQ Headrest's predecessor, in 2013. The interview video can be watched on The Huffington Post. 

Is it a replacement for first class or business class?

No, It is like $99 cannot replace $4,000. The first class or business class ticket is 5x to 8x as expensive as the economy class for international flights. For ex., It costs you $1,000 for a one-way economy class ticket from US to China, but a business or first class will be $5000 to $8000. You should consider JQ headrest if you can afford business class but there is out of business class ticket.

Directions

  • Use only when there is an unmovable stuff such as chair, table or wall in front of you and the minimum distance between the unmovable stuff and your chest is less than 60 cm. In fact all the distance between the economy class seats except the first row fall inside this range. Don't use it if you sit in the first row.
  • Do not use it continuously for more than one hour. You need to stretch your body after continuous use for one hour. Several hours use with break can provide you good rest or sleep in economy class.
  • It is not recommended to use it if your body mass index (BMI) suggests you are overweight. Click here to calculate your BMI. We just guess an overweight user cannot lean forward on this gadget for 15 minutes because of the big abdomen.

We strongly recommend that it is a great gift for a senior passenger with healthy BMI. Please remember to sit in an armed chair without wheels if you are a patient with lung cancer, asthma or eye diseases who cannot sleep in the bed and want to use it at home or hospital.

Production plan

The product will be shipped from mainland, China. The estimated shipping time from China to US will be around 7 business days.

Risks and challenges

I can speak Chinese fluently and have partners responsible for manufacturing and shipping in China. We have worked together since 2011 for "travel buddy", a similar product. Last time we manufactured 5000 "travel buddy" one time in 2013. In fact JQ Headrest is an improvement based on "travel buddy". I know how the parts are manufactured because of "travel buddy".

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