Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A glove for Parkinson's on the horizon

A couple of years ago, we blogged about a spoon that could assist those with hand tremors in eating. http://cedir.blogspot.com/2014/05/assistive-technology-for-hand-tremors.html The spoon has a motion sensor in the handle that helps to cancel out the movements of hand tremors allowing people with essential tremors or Parkinson's to eat without spilling.

Now, a prototype of a glove has been developed that essentially does the same thing. According to CNN, the glove uses physics to cancel out the tremors of the hand, allowing the wearer to use their hands to accomplish many everyday tasks that had been to difficult for them.

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