When he was a 24-year-old medical student living in London, Faii Ong was assigned to care for a 103-year-old patient who suffered from Parkinson’s. Witnessing her trying to eat, he was not satisfied that nothing could be done about the tremor in her hand.

He began to search for a solution that might offset the tremulous symptoms of Parkinson’s, not through drugs but physics.

Together with a number of other students from Imperial College London, Ong worked in the university’s prototyping laboratory to run numerous tests. An early prototype of a device, called GyroGlove, proved his instinct correct.

GyroGlove will make everyday tasks such as using a computer, writing, cooking, and driving possible for sufferers

Helen Matthews - COO The Cure Parkinson's Trust

Patients report that wearing the GyroGlove, which Ong believes to be the first wearable treatment solution for hand tremors, is like plunging your hand into thick syrup, where movement is free but simultaneously slowed. In benchtop tests, the team found the glove reduces tremors by up to 90 percent.

Excerpts above were taken from the full article written by Simon Parkin in MIT Technology Review on January 14, 2016

If you are interested in helping test this product and live in London please contact Helen Matthews