Parkinson’s tremor-reducing glove wins £10,000 prize

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Author: Geoffrey ChangPublished: 23 June 2015

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New wearable glove technology that reduces tremors in the hands of people with Parkinson’s has won a £10,000 prize at the first F Factor competition event held in London.

The glove uses gyroscopes and accelerometers to stabilise the hand tremors often experienced by people living with the disease. The wearable technology named GyroGlove could reduce tremors by up to 60%, and make everyday activities like getting dressed and eating easier.

The F Factor award was launched by the Founders Forum and X Factor media mogul Simon Cowell to support and encourage a new generation of young technology entrepreneurs.

Simon Cowell said: “Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted. All the ideas were really smart and it was great to be a part of this competition. GyroGlove really impressed me as it actually has the potential to be a medical breakthrough.”

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