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Parkinson's disease— a progressive nervous system disorder that causes problems with movements, especially in the elderly, now has a remedy, thanks to technological innovation.

Albeit temporarily, the glove helps the victims steady their hand movements to do simple tasks like writing properly, holding a cup of tea without spilling and getting dressed.

The GyroGlove, built by GyroGear, alongside strategic partners (including Apple products supplier, Foxconn) is being seen as the “world's most advanced hand stabilizer.”

According to the developers, the key to the GyroGlove is an attached gyroscope— a device used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity. Approximately the size of a hockey puck, this device features a rapidly spinning disk inside, exceeding the speed of a jet engine turbine. Its remarkable functionality lies in its ability to effectively mitigate tremors in the wearer's hand.

The developers have plans to reduce the gyroscope in future versions of the glove.

"We want to bring the focus away from the disease and back to the fact that this is human life we are talking about," explained GyroGear founder Dr. Faii Ong.

"That is what tech should do; it's more important to focus on ourselves as people and understand how we can actually make people's lives better."

There is no current cure for Parkinson’s disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), global estimates in 2019 indicated that more than 8.5 million individuals were affected by Parkinson's disease (PD).

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