Wearable technology for Parkinson’s patients developed by High School student

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Author: Parkinson's Life editorPublished: 3 March 2016

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A 15-year-old student has developed a wearable device called ‘OneRing’ that monitors Parkinson’s patients’ tremors, and delivers the data to an iOS app in a daily report.

Utkarsh Tandon’s ‘OneRing’ could help doctors prescribe medications more accurately and after gaining recognition at a science fair, he launched a campaign on crowfunding platform Kickstarter to raise funds to help bring his project to life.

He developed an iOS application and wrote the algorithms behind the device himself. The ‘OneRing’ prototype was made using a 3D printer. Sixty-four backers pledged US$3,590, which will enable the student to continue developing the technology.

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