Geniuses Invent Pen That Helps Parkinson’s Sufferers To Write

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A clever pen has been designed that will help those suffering from Parkinson’s disease to write clearly, and it’s taking the media by storm.

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The ARC pen is a prototype put together by London’s Dopa Solution, and its vibrating, “ergonomic” design will help sufferers of the disease make larger, more readable letters.

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Speaking to Wired UK, product designer Lucy Jung explained how the idea came to her after hearing from sufferers:

We heard stories of how frustrating it was for people who were still working, or who wanted to write a card, sign documents, anything that had to do with writing.

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The team discovered that the vibrations make the writer feel as though their hands aren’t shaking as much – and after 14 patient tests, found themselves with an 86% success rate.

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And they aim to keep bettering that, so that those suffering from Parkinson’s can do every day tasks with more confidence.

Amazing.

[via Elite Daily]

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