Overcoming hesitancy and physical inhibition in sufferers from Parkinson’s Disease.
Charco Neurotech is developing a wearable device which emits, on-demand, a low voltage impulse.
The vibrotactile stimulation device sits on a user’s sternum and helps decrease stiffness, slowness and improve the fluidity of their movements. Pilot testing has showed 100% of the users showed increased speed in their movements and has been shown to overcome hesitancy and immobilisation in Parkinson’s sufferers - enabling them to live richer lives.
Trials are showing that Charco Neurotech's technology might have similar benefits to sufferers of other neural transmission disorders.
Charco Neurotech's team is led by 2019 Innovation Design Engineering Graduate Lucy Jung.