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GyroGear - stabilising hand tremors through innovation

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The lowdown on GyroGear, the London-based medtech startup that's creating innovative wearable devices to stabilise hand tremors

gyrogear glove.jThere are a number of different types of hand tremor, and different causes. The most well-known is Parkinson’s disease, but there is a more common Essential Tremor which can be misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s due to its similarity and affects 7 million people in the US alone. The severity of ET can vary from noticeable but not restricting to disrupting everyday activities such as pouring coffee into a mug or tying shoelaces.

London-based medtech startup GyroGear is working on a wearable device called the GyroGlove, specifically designed to counteract tremors and help people with such tremors perform tasks again that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to or would have difficulty with. 

gyroglove sketch.The device is not yet approved for sale, but the glove consists of a strap that you wear on your hand, and gyroscopes within the relatively small device attached to the back counteract tremors to keep your hand steadier. Every step of the design and development was done alongside people with tremors that the glove is aiming to reduce, ensuring that it does exactly what it is meant to.

In early February, a Taiwanese manufacturing giant, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., announced that it is joining GyroGear as a board member and investor, adding £1 million to their seed round. Not only will they help to develop the GyroGlove, but they can bring it to the Asian market as a manufacturer and distributor. And on top of this, the agreement will have Hon Hai and GryoGlove setting up a research and development center in Taiwan, focusing on software and hardware for digital health products and apps using AI and robotics.

All of this before the GryoGlove is even approved for sale and use! We look forward to seeing the GryoGlove’s completion and what it does for people, as we as whatever GyroGear does next.

If you're interested in startups creating innovative wearable solutions, then Tended and its wearable tech with a safety focus would be well worth a look too!

 


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Published on: 9th March 2021

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