UBCO researcher creates device that lessens hand tremors

5 August, 2021

New wearable mechanism may lessen the burden of those living with Parkinson’s


A new device developed by researchers at UBC Okanagan may change the lives of many sufferers of essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Hadi Mohammadi is an associate professor at the School of Engineering whose research focuses on biomedical applications. The new, wearable instrument has a magnetic mechanism that reduces tremors in a range of activities and scenarios, but doesn’t restrict movements of the hand, wrist or fingers.

“When developing this device, it was very important for us to create something wearable that can be used in any application — anything from holding something fragile to playing tennis,” explains Dr. Mohammadi.

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