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Chronic neck pain leads to reduced neck muscle strength and limited range of motion of the cervical spine. Isometric neck muscle exercise is one common method to improve muscle strength and reduce pain. However, the exercise has several disadvantages, especially for older patients, include needs to remember the exercise and to provide self-resistance, resulting in the exercise being less effective and aggravating symptoms. Therefore, the static neck exercise device was developed to enhance the effectiveness of exercise, leading to increased neck muscle strength, reduced pain, decreased neck disability, and patient satisfaction after 4 weeks of exercise with the device. The static neck exercise device can be further developed to increase effectiveness for clinical use.