Now, a team of medical students in London led by 26-year-old Faii Ong have developed a promising new solution; one that branched from basic physics instead of medication. The idea is simple: use a gyroscope attached to a glove to steady a tremoring hand. The result is GyroGlove, a wearable device created for Parkinson’s patients. The glove is performing remarkably well in bench-top tests and is shown to reduce tremors by up to 90%.
GyroGlove could change lives. Instead of relying on medications that often lose their potency over time and come with harmful side effects, this wearable solution could help Parkinson’s patients regain their independence. With GyroGlove, patients can get back to performing their daily tasks unaided. While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, this new technology could make both Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor- a condition eight times more common- much more manageable.