Inventor Solves Graphic Designer’s Problem With Parkinson’s Tremors

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Being able to write your name or draw a straight line are basic things which most of us take for granted. But for Emma, a young-onset Parkinson’s patient, not being able to do these fundamental tasks is doubly hard for her because she is also a graphic designer. As her Parkinson’s disease has progressed, Emma has been unable to draw or write freestyle for the past two years.

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In this short video from the BBC, we see Emma’s delight when computer scientist, Haiyan Zhang, invents a wearable device which counteracts Emma’s tremors, leaving her free to do what she loves most: draw.

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