Millions of people in North America suffer from tremor symptoms, such as Essential Tremor (ET) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. While tremors can develop during aging with debilitating effects, ET and PD patients can experience earlier onset leading to severe inability to perform day to day tasks. Such tasks include eating with a spoon, dialing a phone, tying a shoe lace and an infinite number of other tasks.
Tremor is the most common movement disorders doctors see in clinic. However, due to the complexity of limb and body movements, visual assessment of tremor is extremely challenging for doctors to perform. This prevents doctors from offering an effective treatment for these patients.
Through the use of non-invasive sensor technology, TremorTek™ can analyze the complex bio-mechanical movements from the patient and give meaningful information to the doctors to better treat their patients.
With our technology, we help people regain the use of their hands.
Clinical Trials are currently underway and preliminary results following first treatment show that in 8 out of 10 patients had their tremor reduced by an average of 70%.
(Video kindly provided by the London Movement Disorders Centre and with permission from patient)
We are working hard to commercialize this technology and help bring tremor treatment to the next level.
One of our patients noticed dramatic improvements in day to day tasks and was ambitious enough to reopen their wood cutting shop and started making toys for SickKids Hospital.
(Photo and permission kindly provided by patient)
In a recent letter talking about their wood curving experience they also wrote,
“In the past few weeks I have noticed that I can do more things with ease than I could before. For example I can tie my shoes a little easier now as well as [dress myself]. I have ate soup without making a mess using a spoon. I also didn’t have too many corrections to make to the e-mail!”
Another patient wrote,
“Something so simple as using a mouse, drawing or writing was torture. Now I can continue the job that I love, a career that I thought I would have to give up. I lead a fairly normal lifestyle now where before I was extremely self conscious.”
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