Improving life of patients with hand tremors using new tech
Traditional treatments include medication and invasive surgery, which are often very expensive and sometimes ineffective. With tech that slows down hand movements through counteraction, can make it feel as though a hand is moving through treacle. This effect, however, effectively reduces shaking while making daily chores possible.
In a bid to improve the lives of millions, a group of Imperial College students have developed GyroGlove a piece of social tech that holds promise of a medical breakthrough. Smaller than a usual glove, GyroGlove slips onto the back of a hand suffering tremors. The diminutive size, however, betrays GyroGlove s dexterity in testing it has reduced tremors up to 80%, surpassing the 60% original goal.
Entered into the first ever F Factor prize – a Simon Cowell and Founders Forum award for young entrepreneurs – GyroGlove won the £10,000 for the device’s elegance and simplicity, plus potential for real-world application and change. The team is also backed by industry-leading mentors and experts, all from specialities surrounding the project’s leading product.