Exoskeleton for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease
Northern Illinois University, Illinois, United States
According to the present disclosure, systems, components and methods are provided for helping patients afflicted with Essential Tremor (ET) or Parkinson’s Disease (PD) by moderating the patients’ involuntary movements (such as vibration, shaking, or tremors) of the hand, wrist, and/or arm using active vibration control principles.
Primary Application Area: Medical Devices
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This technology is noninvasive, inexpensive, and is portable. While there may be other products similar to this one, none provide all the components that this exoskeleton provides.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 707
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: NSF grant application is currently pending a decision.
Primary Sources of Funding: University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners