Essential hand tremors refer to the involuntary shaking of hands due to the presence of a nervous system condition like Parkinson’s Disease. Doctors generally treat this condition with drugs. However, the results are not 100 percent effective for the patient as they carry with them innumerable side effects. As a result, they still face problems with executing daily tasks like eating, dressing up, holding objects, and more.
Joon Faii Ong – Restoring independence and self-dignity
Joon Faii Ong is the Founder of Gyro Gear, an esteemed name in innovative wearable technology. This glove has been specially designed to counter essential hand tremors resulting from Parkinson’s Disease and other salient neurological disorders that result in tremors in the human body.
He is the inventor of the Gyro Glove and believes that more and more individuals will require this globe in the near future. With the help of this unique medical innovation, he hopes to mitigate the use of medications for counteracting involuntary hand tremors. These drugs often carry adverse side effects, and they work only for a limited time period, approximately ten years or so.
How does the Gyro Glove work?
Gyro Glove places a force that compensates the hand tremor irrespective of how severe they are. This glove helps patients keep the balance in hand. With this technology, hand tremors reduce, and patients can move their hands-free in the way they want.
It uses the gyroscope technology that you generally find in the aviation and aerospace industries. His motivation to use gyroscopes came from spinning toys that he used to play with as a kid. A heart-touching encounter with a 103-year-old patient in a London hospital moved him so much that he was determined to improve the lives of people suffering from essential hand tremors, and this was how the Gyro Glove was born.
The glove is compact and can be worn like a normal glove to help the person stabilize the hand and not drop objects. This glove helps them to carry out their daily tasks like drinking, eating, and chores like inserting a key inside a lock, etc.
Over 10 million people across the world have Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive neurological condition that adversely affects physical movement and cognitive abilities. One of the most significant symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease is hand tremors. They generally start with a mild shaking of the hands and later escalate into acute involuntary shaking that hinders their ability to carry out normal tasks on a daily basis.
Till now, medication was the only resort to cure hand tremors. However, they carried with them side effects like compulsive behavior, disturbances in the gait, involuntary mood changes, and nausea.
According to Joon Faii Ong the Gyro Glove will not only help people with Parkinson’s Disease. It will also assist those with hand tremors due to lesser-known but more prevalent conditions called Essential Tremors. Again, this glove will help people who are suffering from involuntary tremors caused due to stroke, hyperthyroidism, and multiple sclerosis.