Essential hand tremors refer to the involuntary shaking of the hands. It affects a person’s ability to do even simple things like holding a spoon for eating or inserting a key into a doorknob. The Gyro Glove’s main objective is to give patients the freedom to get back to their daily chores without having to depend on anyone. Medicines work only on the symptoms; however, technology in the form of a wearable device portable in nature can help people with hand tremors live a life of self-respect and dignity.
Joon Faii Ong is the Founder and CEO of GyroGear, an esteemed company that manufactures innovative wearable technology for people with Parkinson’s Disease, neurological and physical disorders. He is the inventor of the Gyro Glove, a device that controls essential hand tremors in people.
According to him, the major function of the GyroGlove is to give people the independence they deserve when it comes to living a life with respect and dignity. He says his major inspiration for the GyroGlove was a 103-year-old elderly patient he was once assigned to take care of when he was a student of medicine in London. He saw her struggling to drink her soup and was so moved by the sight that he asked the team of nurses about her.
He found out her condition was such that no medication could be administered to her. This left a profound effect on him, and he decided to do something for people who suffer from the same plight as her years later.
He fulfilled this pledge to himself with the invention of the Gyro Glove. He remembered the spinning tops he used to play with as a child, which led him to create this unique glove with gyroscopes’ help.
How does this unique glove help people?
He goes on to explain that this unique wearable device deploys gyroscope technology. They are spinning discs used in aerospace technology and operate on similar principles to the toy tops that kids play with when young. He says this technology conserves angular momentum for saying upright in any type of motion. The glove has the ability to counter any sort of force from any direction proportionately and swiftly. He observed that if the gyroscope technology works for rockets and satellites, it would surely work for those with essential hand tremors as well.
Joon Faii Ong goes on to say the team behind the invention and development of Gyro Glove has also worked with patients from the beginning of the project. Every feature in the glove goes through stringent tests when it comes to engineering, design, and functionality. A number of testing processes are conducted regularly, and the feature is only included in the glove if it gives the person notable and real benefit. The goal here is to give the person ultimate solutions without medication when it comes to managing essential hand tremors and leading a normal life.