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Gyroscopic Glove (IOT002E)

Among the wearable products that can be developed based on inertial sensors and other devices, we have the gyroscopic glove which recently (2016) was launched by GyroGear called GyroGriver. See more in the article.

We've already covered on our website how the gyroscopes work on the interesting adventure of Prof. Ventura - Quick Delivery and in other articles.

In these articles we explain the gyroscopes have high inertia, offering a very strong response to any change of position of its axis of rotation.

Thus, an interesting idea explored by GyroGear company, created by the Imperial College of London, is to engage a gyroscope to a glove that would have important uses.

It keep people from having hand tremors, which occurs, for example, in people who have Parkinson's disease.

The test was done with a 103 years old lady who was losing weight because she could not put enough food in her mouth for her needs.

 


 

 

 

 

In the picture we have the glove at the company's own gallery which can be accessed on: http://www.gizmag.com/gyrogear-gyroglove-tremors/43898/

According to tests the tremors are reduced by up to 80%

The gyroscope consists of rotating discs at high speed which do not difficult smooth movements in all directions, but offer great resistance to sudden movements such as those that occur with the tremors.

Although the devices are being developed initially for use in patients with Parkinson's disease.

As an additional feature, which brings us to the Internet of Things (IoT), the glove sends signals to a smartphone that records data from tremors for later analysis by a doctor.