Those that suffer from Parkinson’s Disease are subjected to frequent involuntary hand tremors that make them drop and spill things. It becomes hard for them to even carry out simple daily tasks that need hand movements. Though many healthcare solutions and medications have tried to arrest the issue, there has nothing as successful and responsive as GyroGlove developed by GyroGear.
Dr. Joon Faii Ong – Meet the inventor of the GyroGlove
Dr. Joon Faii Ong is an esteemed medical professional and the CEO and Founder of GyroGear, a wearable technology leader. He has just completed his medical graduation when he saw the unfortunate plight of a 103-year old woman struggling to finish her bowl of soup. She took more than 30 minutes to finish the soup and had most of it spilled on her front. This incident moved and shocked him so deep inside that he resolved to develop a solution for such patients resulting in the birth of GyroGear and subsequently GyroGlove.
Helping people suppress hand tremors
For developing GyroGlove, he has worked with a qualified team of designers, medics, and engineers. He created the glove that directly stabilizes the hand with the help of gyroscopes. These are the spinning discs that are used in edge cutting aerospace technologies that function similarly to the spinning toy tops that children love to play with.
This glove conserves the angular momentum to stand upright in any line of motion. It has the ability to counteract force inputs proportionately and swiftly. In the past, GyroGear has developed elastic bands, fluid dampeners, springs, shock absorbers with electromagnetic waves, soft robotics, and more. However, none of these products could enjoy or even match the success of GyroGlove.
How is this unique product impacting the world?
After its successful launch, GyroGlove has been the subject of interest and attention in the medical industry across the world. Leading charities have expressed their interest in the product too. Cresco Innovation is currently helping GyroGear get the funds of €1.85 millionit needs via the Horizon 2020 Instrument Programme. The Company can now take action steps closer to their final goal of making the product easily available to the patient in the market after securing the of €1.85 million H2020 Instrument Phase 2 grant after getting the support Enterprise Europe Network or EEN.
In its aim to get the Phase 2 award, GyroGear is one of the six SMEs in the UK to be chosen for the interview in this specific round. Currently, the product’s development lies in its second phase- it needs to reach the market and have to conduct patient trials. The design needs to be finalized, the manufacture of the product has to be done, and finally, it has to secure approval from regulatory bodies in the medical industry.
Dr. Joon Faii Ong has finally made his long-time dream come true to help patients suffering from essential tremors in Parkinson’s Disease as a better alternative to medications. His innovation will help patients regain control of movement and enhance their quality of daily life.