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Students build device to help aunt who struggles with Parkinson’s disease

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-05-15 17:57

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Hen Yin Qi was driven to invent this solution because her aunt suffers from Parkinson’s disease and struggles with simple tasks.

"I could see her struggling with drinking water or writing because her hands were shaking", the inventor explained.

The innovation - called Shaky - is a device that can be attached to objects such as utensils, plates and cups to monitor tremors, aimed at helping to manage Parkinson's disease and perform simple daily tasks like drinking. It can also counter the tremors and stabilise the objects.

The team entered the 2018 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition and Shaky got among the 10 shortlisted submissions.

The two students plan to further develop the gadget so it can also serve as a solution to turbulence on an airplane.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2AYfUEH

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Hen Yin Qi, born in Singapore, in 2000, was a first-year aerospace electronics student who developed, with the help of her classmate Lee Wei Juin, also born in Singapore, in 1996, a device to help Parkinson’s disease patients perform simple tasks.

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