Tremor suppression

Design and Preliminary Performance Assessment of a Wearable Tremor Suppression Glove

Author(s): Yue Zhou, Anas Ibrahim, Kenneth G. Hardy, Mary E. Jenkins, Michael D. Naish, Ana Luisa Trejos
Design and Preliminary Performance Assessment of a Wearable Tremor Suppression Glove 170 177 IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME)
Approximately 25% of individuals living with parkinsonian tremor do not respond to traditional treatments. This study presents a novel wearable tremor suppression device (WTSD) that can suppress tremor simultaneously, but independently, in the index finger, thumb, and wrist without restricting the user’s voluntary motion. The prototype was tested and assessed on a participant living with parkinsonian tremor, demonstrating the feasibility of using a WTSD to manage hand and finger tremor. The device enriches the field of upper-limb tremor management, as the first WTSD for multiple joints of the hand. read more