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Girl invents device for Multiple Sclerosis patients

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-08-01 09:10

About the solution

This innovation works as a therapy device, helping the patients to improve their dexterity thanks to particular exercises.

Lauren created the aid using a 3D printer, and this solution aims to counteract hand closure due to spasm.

After going to a hackathon, Lauren met with engineers, as well as the company Nuwave Ventures.

They helped her by improving the tool, making it a smart device that can give immediate feedback as users perform activities – the sensors are measuring force, range of motion and the number of actions in a given time.

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About the author

Lauren Murphy, from Ireland, has a father, Gerard, who has multiple sclerosis. She developed him a smart device that helps these patients grip and hold objects. Lauren invented this device after noticing the “clenched” fist problem her father has, and she wanted to help him get greater hand dexterity.

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