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The ALBERT Cane Helps Individuals Living with Parkinson's Disease

 - Nov 19, 2018
References: gallery.wacom & yankodesign
Designed for individuals with Parkinson's, the ALBERT cane is a new technological innovation meant to make lives easier. Parkinson's disease can be an incredibly detrimental ailment for both those living with the illness and those caring for loved ones. Thankfully, the ALBERT cane aims to harness the power of haptic feedback to prevent a problem known as FOG (Freezing of Gait), a common issue for individuals with Parkinson's in which they become stuck and immobile for no reason.

To bypass FOG, the ALBERT cane emits a rhythm that can be felt through small vibrations in the handle. This interesting trick is commonly moved to address FOG and allows individuals to continue moving shortly after. Other features included in the ALBERT cane include a convenient charging station, built-in GPS tracking and an emergency beacon to alert medical personnel of a serious problem.

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