New pen designed to improve handwriting for people with Parkinson’s

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Author: AdminPublished: 12 April 2015

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The handwriting disorder ‘micrographia’ is a common symptom of Parkinson’s where the patient’s handwriting gets smaller and smaller as they write, to the point when it’s no longer legible.

This often results in the loss of the everyday usefulness and simple pleasure of writing – from to-do lists to birthday day cards for loved ones.

But a new pen, which has been shown in tests to help people with Parkinson’s overcome their micrographia, offers fresh hope that the gift of writing may be restored to many.

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